Employee-run nursery finds Ofsted as easy as child’s play

Staff and children at Willows Day Nursery in Aylesbury celebrate an outstanding Ofsted report and employee ownership day
Staff and children at Willows Day Nursery in Aylesbury celebrate an outstanding Ofsted report and employee ownership day

Staff at Willows day nursery in Aylesbury have two great reasons to celebrate.

The nursery at Stoke Mandeville Hospital took part in Employee Ownership Day having just secured an outstanding Ofsted inspection.

Willows is part of the employee-owned Childbase Partnership and deputy manager Jane Hobbs said the structure helps motivate her team: “We get to have a say about what happens to us and the children which is great.”

Willows is holding a special day for its children on Tuesday, July 23, to celebrate its outstanding Ofsted.

Jane said: “There’s going to be things like a picnic tea, dressing up and party games. We got an outstanding Ofsted in 2011 and to get it again is a fantastic achievement for us.”