OFSTED Report – Outstanding in All Areas

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Ofsted’s highest grading of Outstanding in all areas following our first inspection. We are really happy to receive this recognition of the whole team’s commitment and professionalism, which the inspection report reflects well.

Our approach at Mere Nursery is very much focussed around relationships and quality of teaching and learning. From babies up to our pre-schoolers, children benefit from a team who are skilled and knowledgeable about child development and how to ensure each child’s interests and personality is reflected in their unique and individual development plans.

To be Knutsford’s only outstanding day nursery is quite an achievement as there is lots of good childcare provision in this area, however as all good nurseries know, being outstanding every day is what counts and we were delighted to received recognition that our care and teaching is consistently exemplary.

Our families who already attend nursery are of course delighted at our achievement and tell us they very much value our approach with flexible settling-in sessions, stay and plays, educational programmes and preparation for school. We have lots of new families waiting to start and of course look forward to welcoming children and families who have not yet experienced all we have to offer at Mere Nursery!


Here are some of our favourite bits from the inspection report:

“The quality of teaching is outstanding. Staff see every moment as a potential learning opportunity and make the very best use of these to enhance children’s potential to gain further knowledge and skills.”

“Children are extremely happy and settled. They form secure emotional attachments with staff.”

“Children’s behaviour is exemplary. Staff skilfully use positive strategies to help children manage their own behaviour and keep themselves safe.”

“All children make excellent progress from their individual starting points and are exceptionally well prepared for their next stage in learning.”

“The highly effective management team regularly review the quality of the provision. They use precise self-evaluation and monitoring alongside the views of parents and staff to successful drive improvements.”


Here’s the report

The report can be found on the OFSTED website by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can open it as a PDF here.


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