Good teamwork at city nursery

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A NURSERY in Portsmouth has been highly commended by Ofsted inspectors for its good team work.

Busy Bees Nursery was given an overall 'good' rating by Her Majesty's Inspectors, after they visited the premises in the North Harbour Business Park on December 8.

It was marked 'good' in every single category but two - the effectiveness of partnerships and engagement with parents and carers - which received 'outstanding' grades.

Inspector Jacqueline Munden wrote: 'Children are cared for by well qualified staff who work well as a team to promote their welfare and learning.

'Partnerships forged with parents and others involved in children's care are a key strength and significant in ensuring their individual needs are met, including those with any additional support needs.

'Effective systems for self-evaluation identify priorities for development - resulting in continuous improved outcomes for children.'

Busy Bees, which employs 16 members of staff who work directly with the children, opened in 2007.

It currently caters for 118 children in the early years range.