Cherry Trees Nursery School blossoms for Ofsted

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Cherry Trees
Staff and pupils at the 'outstanding' Cherry Trees nursery school

Cherry Trees Nursery School, off Elstow Road, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Following a two day inspection in July 2019 Cherry Trees on Hawkins Road was upgraded from ‘Good’, in November 2018, to ’Outstanding’.

The nursery school received an ‘Outstanding’ rating in all five areas of the latest inspection, including how the needs of children are met, contribution of the early years provision to the well-being of children and the effectiveness of leadership and management.

The report said: “Children’s care and welfare are of the highest priority in the school. Relationships between adults and children are excellent and are one of the many strengths in the school.

“Key workers at Cherry Trees are pivotal to this. As a result, children thrive and flourish in the safe, secure and stimulating environment.”



Executive Head Teacher Isabel Davis said, “I am so proud that the high quality teaching and learning that my staff offer along with the high level of social and emotional support that they give the children has been recognised by Ofsted.

“We believe that all children deserve the best start to their educational journey and at Bedford nursery schools we strive to offer this.”

Cllr James Valentine, Portfolio Holder for Education and Children’s Services said, “Congratulations to all the staff at Cherry Trees. This is a fantastic outcome and is a great endorsement of all the hard work staff put in helping to ensure children are getting the best possible start in life.”

Cherry Trees Nursery School, based in Hawkins Road, is part of Bedford nursery schools federation along with Peter Pan Nursery School, and offers education and childcare for children aged 2-5 years.