Tots are doing just fine at Bexley nursery

By Joe Coughlan, Local Democracy Reporter

A Bexley nursery has been given the best possible rating by Ofsted – where babies are so well drilled they try to ‘put on their bibs’ at lunchtime.

West Street Nursery in Maxim Road, Erith has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by the education watchdog.

The inspector said in a report that the curriculum at the nursery helped children gain the knowledge and skills needed for future education.

They added that younger individuals were taught to become confident and caring, with older children at the nursery being extremely independent and sociable.

The report said: “Staff focus on encouraging children to learn good social skills and to gain independence. This is highly evident throughout the nursery.

“Babies try to put on their bibs and pull up their sleeves at lunchtime. Toddlers independently find tissues to wipe their noses and wash their hands afterwards.”

The inspector said: “Staff help children to develop an extremely good understanding of themselves and others.

“Older children help their friends to complete tasks and consistently show respect for others. Children’s behaviour is exemplary given their ages and diverse needs.”

The nursery provides full day care to children aged up to four and reportedly has 72 kids enrolled.

West Street Nursery was approached for a comment.

Picture: West Street Nursery in Erith, Bexley (Picture: Google Street View)

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