We are registered with and inspected by Ofsted. In order to achieve an Outstanding Ofsted Inspection report we are focussing on staff development and inspiring teaching and learning.

We aim to ensure that every one who works at the Orchard, whether they are an entry level apprentice or an experienced Early Years Professional, feels they are truly meeting their potential and improving outcomes for children.

We are very pleased with what Ofsted has said about us over the years and know we must continue to develop as much as we can in order to maintain our good reputation and continue to improve provision.

We have excellent partnership with parents and this vital relationship plays a huge part in the ethos of the setting. We believe that we are just one component of a child’s safe and successful development and endeavour to work together with parents and carers to provide an excellent early years experience for all the children in our community.

Latest Ofsted rating

In our 2016 Ofsted inspection, the overall quality and standard of the early provision was rated Good.

Children are happy in this nurturing environment. Calm and caring staff effectively reinforce the boundaries to contribute to children’s understanding of how to behave. This helps to support children to respect others and to develop good self-esteem.

The rating is based on four areas

Effectiveness of the leadership and management – Good

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment – Good

Personal development, behaviour and welfare – Good

Outcomes for children – Good

There is a strong focus on outdoor learning. For example, children learn about nature and the world around them as they enjoy a range of activities, such as making dens, digging and planting, and road safety using pedal cars on a track.

Read the full Ofsted report 2016