Orchard Barns sites are all registered and inspected independently by Ofsted. ALL SITES have been awarded nothing less than OUTSTANDING since opening.

In addition between them they hold the Suffolk Kitemark, National Day Nurseries Association Accreditation, an award from Essex County Council for Most Exceptional Childcare Provider in Essex and Nursery of the Year for the whole of the UK.

The most recent Ofsted Inspector made the following statements in her report:

‘Very strong relationships have been developed with parents and information is shared in various ways. This ensures that there is continuity in children’s learning between home and the kindergarten.’

‘The quality of teaching and staff’s interactions with children are outstanding. Staff have an in-depth knowledge of how babies and young children learn. This ensures they are able to extensively promote their social, physical and communication skills.’

‘The overall quality of the provision is outstanding.’

‘Management and staff share a relentless vision and drive to constantly improve. They
actively seek the views of everyone involved with the children in their care, and use
these to build upon their already excellent education and care practices.’