Honey Bees Nursery rated Good

10 April 2024

Kingston Hospital’s on-site staff nursery, Honey Bees, has maintained a Good rating by Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) following its inspection at the end of February.

The nursery was rated ‘good’ for each of the five key domains – quality of education; behaviour and attitudes; personal development; leadership and management; and overall effectiveness.

Lisa Briggs, Nursery Manager, said: “The team were amazing during the inspection, and didn’t buckle under the pressure. I am immensely proud of us and the “Good” service we continue to deliver in supporting the children and families who come to Honey Bees. I’m delighted the report reflects the nurturing environment, the home-from-home feel and the strong relationships we have at Honey Bees.”

Rachel Stanfield, Chief People Officer at Kingston Hospital, said: “Congratulations to our nursery team, who do such a fantastic job for the children of our people. I’m delighted to hear that the high standards of care have been recognised in this latest inspection.”

Evaluating the effectiveness of the nursery, the report reads: “Children are confident and happy in this extremely nurturing environment. The home-from-home feel and strong relationships children have with staff help them to thrive at nursery and feel emotionally secure.”

The full report is available to read on the Ofsted website.

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