Established in 2013, Bright Little Stars aims to provide a happy, healthy and safe learning environment for children in a caring and creative atmosphere. We respect children as individuals and encourage them to follow our ethos of truth, love and compassion.
We are proud to announce our Nursery in Barnet has received a Good Ofsted rating following an inspection on 28th October 2022.
Having focussed on developing high quality standards of Early Years Care and Education for babies and young children through the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage, our unique Learning Programme, modern facilities, outdoor gardens and all-inclusive approach, we are able to support our children to gain confidence in themselves and to achieve their full potential whilst nurturing their independence.
Since opening in November 2020, Bright Little Stars in Barnet have worked continuously to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and we are happy this hard work and dedication has now been recognised by Ofsted.
In their first Ofsted inspection, BLS Barnet was graded Good in all areas , the four key areas that are assessed are Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development and Leadership and Management.
Karma Kaur, Nursery Manager, expressed how she is “thrilled that the inspectors were able to see the hard work we put in daily to deliver meaningful experiences. Here at Bright Little Stars in Barnet, we are very proud to have achieved this outcome in our first inspection. Having recently increased our staff numbers the whole team were able to demonstrate our dedication, commitment and high standards. The inspector was able to see the secure bonds that our children have with the staff and commented on ‘the meaningful experiences they provide’.”
Kelly Dunn, Area Manager, extended her “congratulations and thanks to Karma who took over as Barnet Nursery Manager earlier this year. Having been a longstanding Bright Little Stars Manager, Karma has made positive changes to the nursery and developed her staff team in order for them to showcase their skills and knowledge to a high standard on the day. We are extremely proud of the nursery and look forward to continuing to reflect to further enhance what is already a wonderful environment for our staff and little ones.”
During the Ofsted inspection, the staff team were praised for creating a “harmonious and friendly environment” and the inspector recognised our “high standards” whilst highlighting how “Leaders develop their ambitious curriculum based on children’s interests and what they need to learn next.”
In addition, the inspector recognised how “Staff follow and extend children’s interests effectively. This helps to enhance children’s further learning and supports their understanding of the world.”
The inspector acknowledged the impressive progress the children are making by identifying how “Children’s mathematical knowledge is extremely well developed” with the support from “Skilled practitioners who ensure children have access to an extensive range of stimulating activities, indoors and outdoors, to inspire children’s learning.”
As part of the inspection, discussions were held with the management team, staff, children and parents around the quality of teaching, the ongoing sharing of information and the impact this has on the children’s learning. Several parents gave their views on the Nursery and praised “the extremely welcoming and caring staff. They are very happy with the levels of communication and information they receive about the progress their children make.” The parents were also thankful for the “highly effective learning opportunities that staff offer to their children.”
Through reflective practice and an exceptionally dedicated, highly qualified staff team, led by an inspirational manager, the nursery has been striving to ensure high standards of Early Years Care and Education is provided to all of our Bright Little Stars on a daily basis; we still have more to do and have many further ideas to continue this journey.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the staff team at Bright Little Stars Nursery in Barnet for their devotion and hard work and to our BLS families for your overwhelming support since the Nursery opened.
You are welcome to download a copy of our Ofsted Inspection Report here.