Ofsted recognises improvements at Nishkam Nursery

The Nishkam Nursery on Lady Pit Lane in Beeston has been judged ‘Good’ in all areas following an inspection by Ofsted last month.

Last year inspectors judged that the nursery ‘Requires Improvement’, but the current report praises management, reporting that:

“Since the last inspection, the management team has evaluated practice to ensure that the systems for key working and expectations for children’s learning are shared across the setting. New staff have robust vetting and induction to ensure their suitability. Staff are supported with regular supervision sessions and ongoing professional development through training.”

The inspectors were also impressed with how the children were encouraged to develop independence and how the staff work closely with parents, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The report notes that:

“Parents speak very highly of the setting and are extremely happy with the support they receive. Managers and staff work closely with parents and are available to talk to at drop-off and pick-up times. There is a good level of communication between staff and the parents via online systems, parents’ meetings and newsletters.”

Commenting on the inspection, Nursery Manager Harpreet Kaur said:

“We are extremely pleased with the grade that we have received from Ofsted. Everyone at Nishkam Nursery have worked exceptionally hard to ensure that we are working to the highest standard possible. There has been immense effort put in by all staff. Our children are flourishing and our parents are happy with the care that we provide. There isn’t much more we could ask for. It is a step in the right direction.”

You can read the full report here.


While you’re here, can we ask a favour?

South Leeds Life is published by a not-for-profit social enterprise. We keep our costs as low as possible but we’ve been hit by increases in the print costs for our monthly newspaper which have doubled in the last two years.

Could you help support local community news by making a one off donation, or even better taking out a supporters subscription?

Donate here, or sign up for a subscription at bit.ly/SLLsubscribe

Thank you for your support

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *