Angels named Best Nursery in Birmingham by Birmingham Mail
We are extremely proud to be included in the article by the Birmingham Mail featuring our nurseries among best in whole country with 'outstanding' ratings in most recent inspections. Read more.
Nursery Director in Birmingham Outstanding Inspirational Teacher Award
Nehar Rahman receives runner up as an Outstanding Inspirational teacher at Birmingham Mail Schools Awards, in association with The Pallasades Shopping Centre.
The Schools Awards recognised and rewards the fantastic achievements being made by schools across the Midlands. They cover both community and curriculum based projects, as well as individual excellence, and will honour whole schools, classes and individuals. The aim is to bring greater public awareness to the first class work that is going on in schools right across the West Midlands.
There were 8 award categories in total including a School of the Year Award. All entries and nominations will then be judged individually for each category. Eventually the judges short-listed two or three schools/individuals for each award category who will be invited to attend the Schools Awards luncheon ceremony which was held at a prestigious luncheon and awards ceremony at the Thinktank Birmingham’s award winning science museum.
Nursery Director recieved runner up in in the Outstanding Inspirational Teacher Awards, the judges singled out Nehar as an exceptional candidate and promised the audience that there would be more success from Nehar and the Angels Group of Nurseries. Nehar Rahman said "This is a fantastic achievement not only for myself but the dedicated team behind Angels, our Nurseries are unique, our parents are happy and most importantly our children start learning and having fun from teh momemt they walk in".
Angels Day Nursery was also ranked as one of the Best Nurseries in Birmingham.
New nursery given 'outstanding' marks on inspectors' first visit
TOP marks were achieved by a new nursery in Sutton that was rated as "outstanding" by Government chiefs at its very first inspection. Angels Day Nursery, in Jockey Road, achieved the highest grade in every category it was judged against following a visit by Ofsted in April, published this month.
Reporting inspector Jayne Rooke said: "Children thrive, have lots of fun and make excellent progress within this welcoming and inclusive setting. Staff skillfully use their knowledge of how young children develop to observe their progress and plan for their future learning.
"Positive and trusting partnerships with parents are carefully nurtured and the provider actively develops relationships with other early years professionals to promote consistently high standards of care and education."
Children are valued as "unique individuals" inspectors said and staff take "great care to promote an inclusive service for all children and their families".
They were also said to be safeguarded through "highly effective procedures" to "protect them from harm and neglect".
Staff were noted for giving children "positive praise" for their efforts and successful achievements and "comfort and reassurance" when the children were tired and fractious.
"Children behave well because they are treated with kindness and respect," Ms Rooke said.
They were also noted for taking "great pride" in developing their skills and expertise by attending "varied training courses" to keep up-to-date with new ideas and initiatives.
The setting was said to be "bright, vibrant and welcoming" with high quality toys and play materials that were easily accessible to allow children to make their own choices about their play.
Outdoor play was a regular feature at the nursery, including searches for "mini-beasts" and the opportunity to plant and grow vegetables to eat.
The one area for improvement was for the setting to extend opportunities to "enhance children's interest in the world in which they live" through activities like regular outings.
Nursery director, Nehar Rahman, was delighted with Ofsted's findings, especially given this was their first inspection of the site, that has only been up and running since December last year.
"We are over the moon and so excited and so happy," Mrs Rahman said. "It does show hard work and commitment has paid off with the staff, children and parents who have worked really hard together.
"Ofsted don't give any notice they just knock on the door and for them to come in and say you guys are doing an excellent job it's a massive achievement for us. We work so hard on the children's learning and development. For children that have been here from day one to see how much they have developed and how much they are learning that's the most important thing for us."
A Birmingham nursery has been given top marks by Ofsted less than a year after opening.
Angels Day Nursery in Sutton Coldfield was rated "outstanding" in a report released by the Government watchdog earlier this month.
Inspectors said the nursery, which cares for 30 children, made youngsters feel safe and secure and singled out its management team for praise.
The reprt said: "Children thrive, have lots of fun and make excellent progress within this welcoming and inclusive settings, Staff skillfully use their knowledge of how young children develop to observe their progress and plan for their future learning". Parents said their children had grown in confidence since joining the nursery, and Manager Nehar Rahman said youngsters were cared for in the "safest of environements" She said "This report reflects the hard work and dedication of the whole team."