We are delighted that The Lodge Day Nursery has been judged as “Outstanding” in all areas for its youngest children by Ofsted.

The Ofsted inspector visited us at the end of September 2022, and said: “Children thrive at this exceptionally welcoming and nurturing ‘home-from-home’ provision.”  

The report also praises the way in which our staff talk to children all the time, organise activities and support the development of children:

  • “Children are motivated and exceptionally well engaged, as staff are highly skilful at encouraging children to learn through play.” 
  • “Children respond extremely positively to the consistently high expectations promoted by staff. They beam with delight as staff give them meaningful praise for their efforts and achievements.”

The Lodge management team were noted in the report, which said: “The management team has high expectations for the nursery and works tirelessly to ensure children have the very best experiences”, and our staff were commended for the way in which they “work very well together as a friendly and supportive team” who “swiftly respond to children’s individual care needs”.

Mrs Jackson, Head of Ipswich Prep, who oversees The Lodge Day Nursery said:

“I am delighted that the inspector found children thrive with us, saying: “Children are extremely relaxed and happy. They have quality time with the staff, who support them to feel very safe and secure.” We know that leaving your young child in the care of others can be difficult for new parents, so we are pleased that people will know we offer outstanding care and development.”

Miss List, The Lodge Manager, would be delighted to meet parents who are considering The Lodge for their child. Please do contact her to arrange a personal visit: hello@lodgedaynursery.co.uk or 01473 282811.

You can read the report summary here.