The Hickory Montessori was inspected by OFSTED on Friday 26th April 2019 and we are over the moon to announce that it has been judged a Grade 1 Outstanding Nursery in all areas!  A big congratulations to the Hickory team as this is a very well deserved outcome.  Extracts from the inspector’s report include:-

“Staff are skilled and knowledgeable and demonstrate strong teaching practice. They
continuously engage in high-quality interactions and, as a result, children are very
eager to learn”

“The dedicated management team has an exceptional approach to leading its staff.
Managers are passionate about creating an environment where children have the
freedom to learn and develop in their own unique ways. They constantly reflect on and
evaluate the provision and act on feedback from the parents, children and staff”

“Children are incredibly happy and demonstrate kind and respectful behaviour. They
have developed extremely strong attachments with the caring and nurturing staff. This
has created a warm atmosphere throughout the setting”

The full report can be downloaded from the Hickory nursery setting page