Eagley School House Nursery rated ‘outstanding’ in Ofsted report

A nursery in Bromley Cross has been rated ‘outstanding’ in Ofsted’s latest report.

Eagley School House Nursery achieved this status in all areas including Quality of Education, Behavior and Attitudes, Leadership and Management, Personal Development, and Overall Effectiveness in previous inspection.

Director and owner of the crèche and creator of Mini Minds Matter UK, Julie Robinson says she is delighted to receive this note and is on a mission to “change the lives of children”.

She said: “It means the absolute world to me.

“We have been exceptional for several years now, and we know that the bar is constantly raised.

“And we know that we are dealing with children from the Covid cohort who have really struggled.

“And those are the things you worry about when Ofsted comes because you do your best every day.

“It validates everything I do and work hard to do it.

“I strive to change the lives of children and I strive to make a difference every day.”

Some of the children celebrating the news

Inspector Shauneen Wainwright said in the report: ‘Children thrive in this nursery.

“They are completely immersed and captivated by the exciting and individualized program on offer.

“The very passionate team of staff show sincere care and an unwavering commitment to each child. “They have extremely high expectations for everyone, but the children always exceed those expectations.

“Children are eager to learn.

“They jump at every opportunity to show off their impressive knowledge and social skills.”

The crèche opened in 2003 and offers quiet spaces, a messy space where children can paint, an outdoor space and a sensory garden.

Julie also set up Mind Minds Matter UK during Covid 2021, after realizing there was a need to support preschool children, parents and carers with their wellbeing.

She offers support to children by implementing mindfulness in her environments, through a dedicated program of support and resources.

She said: “The fact that we have successfully incorporated a Mini Minds approach which focuses on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young children just shows the significant impact you can have on young children.

The Bolton News: Julie with Mini Minds Matter staff memberJulie with a Mini Minds Matter staff member

“And it’s an approach that I designed and won an award for as well.

“It prepares children for modern Britain.

“And the fact that our children are emotionally intelligent is the key thing I will take away from the Ofsted report because I know we are ultimately changing lives.

“Our crèche changes children’s lives.”

This was also highlighted in the report: “Children are particularly emotionally intelligent.

“They sing positive affirmations for themselves and their peers.

“Children remember ‘we are strong, we are kind, we are brave’.

“It’s not just a well-rehearsed chant; children understand what these feelings mean.

“Preschoolers explain that they are all unique ‘We are all special and we all have different minds’.

“Parents call this nursery ‘life-changing’.”

Dora W. Clawson