A BASINGSTOKE nursery has improved from its previous Ofsted inspection, and has now been rated 'good'. 

Last month, Ofsted published a report following an inspection of Busy Bees Nursery, in Hatch Warren Lane. 

It was rated 'good' in all four areas - quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management and personal development. 

Busy Bees was previously told it 'requires improvement' by Ofsted in its previous inspection in May 2022.

Inspectors commended the nursery's curriculum, which is "well-designed and varied" and its relationship with parents and other professionals. 

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The report said: "Children enjoy their time at the nursery. They develop good relationships with their friends and staff, which helps them feel happy, safe and secure.

"Babies develop warm, trusting bonds with the staff who care for them. They beam with delight as they see their key persons and enjoy cuddles and reassurance when needed.

"All children, including children with SEND, make good progress in their learning. They plan and provide activities which challenge children's learning."

Busy Bees Nursery was very pleased with the outcome of the inspection and the positive comments from the inspectors. 

Amy Davies, Busy Bees operations director, said: “Recognition from Ofsted highlights the good work by the staff team at Hatch Warren Lane who are united in their commitment to give every child the best possible start in life.

“We were particularly pleased with the feedback from parents and their praise for the good quality care and learning experiences their children receive.”

Ofsted noted to further improve the quality of early years provision, the provider should "support staff to be clear in their learning intentions for children to provide them with the best possible outcome." 

Busy Bees Nursery in Hatch Warren provides full day care and at the time of the inspection was caring for 57 children aged between 0 to 4.