We are inspected under the same Ofsted criteria as primary schools, rather than those used for early years settings in the private and voluntary sector, with longer, more thorough inspections.
As a maintained nursery school we cater solely for 3 to 4 year olds. We introduce focused activities in small groups and develop independence in readiness for primary school.
Our last Ofsted Inspection was on 19th and 20th November 2014, you can see the full report on the Ofsted website by following this link:
We were found to be OUTSTANDING for 'Behaviour and Safety of Pupils'.
'Staff are well deployed, have high expectations of the children and a good understanding of he priciples of early years education. They also understand that children learn in different ways. This leads to teaching that is consistenly good. There is a good balance of focused activities where children work in small groups with their key person or engaging in their self-chosen activities.'
Overall we were found to be GOOD - 'A good school is effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils’ needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.'
Ofsted Parent View
If you would like to share your opinions about Parkview Nursery School you can do so at any time using Ofsted Parent View. After a brief registration you will be able to complete a short questionnaire about school. ParentView is available via the main Ofsted website or by following this link:
Parent view gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child's school.
Parent view asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child's school, from quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.
By sharing your views, you'll be helping your child's school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have to said about your child's school.
Our Vision at Parkview is to encourage every individual to
- walk their own path
- build their own bridge
- climb their own mountain
in order to fulfil their potential in life and learning
As a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School we offer:
- 3 year old funded places (15 hours a week)
- 3 year old funded places for working parents (up to 30 hours a week)
- Flexible sessions which can be used over a full day if wished
- Parents can pay for additional sessions if wished
- Hot lunches
- Resourced Provision for children with Special Educational Needs
We work closely with Stepping Stones Nursery next door who can provide wrap around and holiday provision for children attending Parkview Nursery.