Townsend Montessori Nursery in Margate has received an Outstanding Ofsted grading following their recent inspection.
The nursery, which is part of The Old Station Nursery Group, was last inspected in October 2016 when it was graded ‘Good’. Since then, the setting welcomed a new Nursery Manager, Terri Elliott, in 2020, who has worked hard with the staff team to develop the nursery’s quality of inclusive care for the children and families; ensuring that they are provided with a warm and welcoming experience when at the nursery.
The most recent Ofsted report mentioned that “the environment is exceptionally well planned to support their [the children’s] growing independence. Children have consistently positive attitudes towards their learning.”
The nursery, which provides care for children aged 0-5 years old, is ideally located in the centre of Margate and is one of six Townsend Montessori Nurseries in Kent. The nurseries are all well known in their respective communities for providing high quality childcare and support to all families.
Commenting on the recent ‘Outstanding’ grading by Ofsted, Nursery Manager Terri Elliott, said:
“Since becoming Nursery Manager, my vision has been to provide the children with a home from home environment where the children feel safe and secure to thrive within enriching experiences which will have strong positive impacts on their futures.”
“The team and I are ecstatic to receive an Outstanding grade across all areas in our recent Ofsted inspection. This huge achievement means so much to myself and my wonderful team, as all our dedication and hard work that we provide for our children and families has been recognised.”
Sarah Steel, the CEO of the Old Station Nursery Group, also commented:
“Myself and everyone within The Old Station Nursery Group are delighted with the Outstanding grade at Margate. It is a real recognition of the skill and dedication of the team, and we will be doing all that we can to continue to support them going forward.”
Named as the 12th largest nursery group in the UK (Nursery Chains league, March 2022), The Old Station Nursery Group cares for up to 4231 children in 63 nurseries across the UK.
Photo: Terri Elliott, Nursery Manager at Townsend Montessori Nursery in Margate [2nd from left], with some of the team and children celebrate the nursery receiving an Outstanding grade.