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NEWS


We are pleased to announce that Purple Willows has been judged as "GOOD" with "OUTSTANDING" qualities by Ofsted. Ofsted visit was conducted on Wednesday 30 October 2019. This is the nursery first official inspection since inception, and we are excited with the positive outcome and the comments made by Ofsted.

The report praised the nursery quality systems, and also the effective coordination of care for children with SEND, and how staff support children to develop their communication skills through sensory play, as well as providing opportunities for children to develop their physical skills.

One of the highlights of the report is the praise from Ofsted about children’s behaviour and attitudes. Ofsted said "Children's behaviour is exceptional. From a very young age, children listen intently to adults and follow instructions"

Other highlights include:

- Parents speak highly of the setting and the support they receive.

- Managers communicate an ambitious vision for the setting.

- Staff enrich children's experiences and build on children's confidence skills.

- Managers have robust recruitment procedures in place to ensure staff are suitable to work with children.

- All Staff complete mandatory training to ensure their safeguarding knowledge is up to date.

- Staff have a good knowledge of Safeguarding practice.

- All children show high levels of confidence and behave extremely well.

Many congratulations to all our diligent managers and staff for their commitment and dedication to the nursery. We are so proud of our fantastic team. We would also like to take this time to thank all our parents and carers for the support. We know that parents place huge trust in our nursery team, and we are always seeking to enhance the care and education we provide.


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We are honored and pleased to deliver farewell to our Elephants Class graduates. We are proud of the children achievements in all the EYFS curriculum and their sweet memories will forever remain in our hearts.

Our graduation ceremony was held at Bupa Care Home on Friday 9th of August 2019, and proud families and the children older friends at the care home watched on as the children marked the end of their time at Purple Willows Daycare Nursery with a day of party celebration and performances.

It was a very emotional day as many of the children have been with us since the opening of the nursery in 2018. The children were such a joy and a bundle of energy that made us all feel like children. Roland Tandoh director of Purple Willows said "it is time to say goodbye, but goodbyes are sad and always difficult to say to children, and I will rather say hello! Hello to a new adventure. We are so proud of each and every one of you and would like to wish you all the best at primary school and the future".

At the end of the ceremony the children enjoyed the day with their family in true graduation style.

We would like to thank the nursery staff and managers for all their hard work this year, and to all the Children and their Parents who helped make the graduation day a success.

We might be saying goodbye right now, but we will always be here for all parents and their children whenever they need us. We wish all the children the very best of luck in their days ahead at primary school.


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We wish Kate a hearty congratulations on receiving the award for "Employee of the Year 2019". Having joined Purple Willows since its inception in 2018, Kate has always been very supportive, compassionate and sincere with her work. Kate's contribution to our Toddler Room has been inspiring, and she has played an important role to support the team to maintain high standards in implementing the EYFS. Kate said "I am shocked and surprised to receive this award but I am grateful for everything and thank you" Whilst we are sad to see Kate leave her role as a nursery nurse to pursue a new challenge in midwifery qualifications at the University, we are extremely proud about her passion for the course and we wish Kate many years of success and a bright future in her career journey.

We also congratulate Kellie, Ozlem, Alisha, Aukse, and Sarah for their outstanding work for Purple Willows, and we are so proud to have them as part of our work family. Kellie was honored with inspirational award for her magnificent work and many success achieved in a very short period of time. Ozlem and Alisha were also awarded "The Outstanding Contribution to Purple Willows Award" for being valuable members and the contributions they have made in making our nursery success. Both Aukse and Sarah shared "The Team Awesome Award" for their diligence and positive work ethics.

We hope that everyone keep up the good work for many years to come and wish everyone the best for continued success. Thank you for all the contributions.


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