Family & Education

South Hampstead nursery upgraded to good by Ofsted

Inspector praises head for her ambitious vision and is impressed by encouragement of healthy habits


The nursery at South Hampstead United Synagogue which was told it required improvement a year ago by Ofsted has been upgraded to good in all areas.

Children arrived at BabyiSH to “a warm welcome from staff who are caring and attentive to their needs,” the visiting inspector reported.

The manager Rachel Simon was praised for being “ambitious in her vision for the nursery and shares this with her staff to ensure that improvements and practice remain consistent for the children”.

Children learnt “how to keep their bodies healthy. For example, they are provided with well-balanced, nutritious meals and snacks.”

Ofsted noted that they had daily exercise opportunities, learned about good hygiene through washing their hands and practised good dental routines.

Rabbi Eli Levin, South Hampstead’s executive director, said: “We are delighted that BabyiSH has once again been recognised by Ofsted to be the good nursery we and our parents know it is.

"The improvement in its rating this time is testament to Rachel Simon’s hard work and dedication, who together with her team and Early Years consultant have addressed the issues raised by Ofsted and made the necessary improvements.”

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