Berwick Children’s Centre is “good” say inspectors


 
Berwick Children’s Centre,  a vibrant community venue  which offers services for families and children including full day care and early education for young children, has achieved an impressive  ‘Good’ rating following a recent  daycare Ofsted inspection.
 
The centre received the ‘Good’ rating across all four Ofsted categories: effective leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment;  personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children.

Vanessa Easton,  Early Help Locality Manager (North) said:

“ Our whole ethos is about putting the children first; We strive to provide the best possible environment for the  children to grow, develop and learn in and I am so pleased this was picked up by the inspectors.   I am extremely proud of this really sound inspection report and would like to thank everyone at the centre for their hard work and dedication. ”

The report spoke highly of the strong partnerships between centre staff and parents and the  positive and thoughtful  role models of the Leaders. It also highlighted the good  systems in place for continuous improvement of teaching and that all children, including those with special educational needs and those with English as an additional language,   make good progress.

Also singled out for praise was the  emphasis on health and wellbeing including how the children learn about healthy eating and taking regular physical exercise.

The daycare, situated within the Children's Centre in Ladywell Place, is a 54 place nursery for children  aged 6 months - 5 years of age and is run by Northumberland County Council.

Northumberland County Councillor Wayne Daley, cabinet member for children’s services said:

“ I am really proud that the centre is being recognised for the brilliant work it does in supporting children and families in the community. A very special thanks must go to the dedicated and professional team at Berwick who work so closely with the children and families in the local community.”
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