Ofsted Outstanding

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

It regulates and inspects childcare and children’s social care, and inspects the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass), schools, colleges, initial teacher training, work-based learning and skills training, adult and community learning, and education and training in prisons and other secure establishments. It assesses council children’s services, and inspects services for looked after children, safeguarding and child protection.

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Ashby Castle Day Nursery

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Ashby Castle Pre-Preparatory School

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Partnership with Parents

Our partnership with parents is very positive and they view the nursery highly.


Our starting point is listening to parents and valuing these two way discussions. It is important to encourage a sense of belonging and community. We value opportunities to learn what the children do at home, the people and activities important to them, their individual achievements and any concerns.


“We chose Ashby Castle Day Nursery because of the facilities outside. We are very impressed with the care shown to our son in all the rooms”


“We were thrilled with the care our first son had, there is no where else we would send our children”


“I had a feeling on looking at the nursery that this was the nursery for us. The staff were friendly and the children all looked happy. The rooms were all clean and well maintained with a good variety of activities”


“We chose the nursery for the caring, enthusiastic staff and the cleanliness of the nursery”


“As always the wonderful staff at the nursery and pre-prep are the thing that makes all the difference”


“We were welcomed on our initial visit and were very impressed by the professionalism of all the staff we met, particularly how they interacted with our son”


“Such a warm and nurturing environment, very safe with appropriate focus on EYFS and learning but also lots of creative, free play and huge variety of activities” 


“We will always treasure the memories, the work she has brought home and the pictures we have received. We would happily recommend the nursery to any of our friends or colleagues in a shot, we couldn't be happier with the time she has spent with you.”