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Many parents have discovered Cedar House Day Nursery and realised what a fantastic environment for children it is, but now Ofsted have confirmed how wonderful it is by awarding OUTSTANDING in all areas.
Cedar House Day Nursery opened in September 2013: a 40 place day nursery for children from 0-5 housed in a beautiful building in an amazing woodland location in Ransom Wood Business Park. Ofsted carry out a registration visit prior to opening a new setting and then will carry out a full inspection within the first 7 months of opening. Everyone knows how tough Ofsted inspections are these days and many settings have been downgraded in recent inspections. Ofsted actually say in their guidance that it is unlikely that a new setting will get outstanding: they state, It is unlikely that providers will be able to demonstrate rigorous self-evaluation, a sustained capacity for improvement or the progress children make over time at a post-registration inspection, and this will have an impact on the grades awarded. Unless the provision has had to re-register because of a change in its legal status, it is most unlikely that the provision will achieve an inspection grade of outstanding. Ofsted (2013) Conducting Early Years Inspections (page 25, para 93) Ofsted came to visit Cedar House Day Nursery on Monday 10 February 2014 and the inspection report was published on Friday 7 March. The nursery was graded OUTSTANDING in all areas and the glowing report is testament to all the hard work and commitment of Steve, Christine, Michelle and the staff team.
The report is fabulous to read, but here are just a few highlights:
If you’d like to read the full report, please follow this link: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY466733
It has been a reahttp://www.ransomwood.co.uk/l success story from the outset. Towards the end of 2012, the Cannon family who own Ransomwood Estates invited Steve and Christine Doubtfire, owners of Smarties Day Nursery in Mansfield to discuss the possibility of setting up a day nursery within the grounds of their magnificent 70 acre woodland estate. Smarties Day Nursery, awarded Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2011 is a popular oversubscribed nursery and Steve and Christine were looking for an opportunity to expand their business. When Steve and Christine looked round Cedar House they knew they could create a welcoming, homely environment in this beautiful building. Plans were developed and then Steve and Christine worked with the Ransomwood Estates team to refurbish the building to a very high specification.
They also created an amazing woodland play area for children with a covered canopy so that children can enjoy outside play in all weathers, a wigwam village, a fairy glen, a construction zone, a nature trail and a timber climbing frame. Aiming to be an outstanding setting from the outset, Steve and Christine recruited an excellent staff team. Led by Michelle Edge, the nursery manager, the staff have proved themselves to be a dedicated, well qualified team of caring professionals who share a commitment to the provision of excellent learning and development opportunities for children. “Steve and I are so proud of Michelle and our amazing team of staff who are doing such a fantastic job. It’s great to see their achievements being recognised in this way.” said Director, Christine Doubtfire. If you would like to know any more about Cedar House Day Nursery or would like to come and visit us to see what makes us so special, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Christine Doubtfire / Michelle Edge
Published: 17th May 2019
A poem about Cedar House nursery written by Alex and Laura Jones.
As you drive up the road, peeking out through the trees
Stands a lovely white house like you wouldn’t believe…….
Published: 1st July 2014
The nursery staff had arranged a special visit by Nottinghamshire Fire Brigade so that the little ones could learn all about what it’s like to be a fireman. How exciting!
Love this place
We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday
Still love to walk around. I used to live in the big house at the top of the drive, it was Oak House then and I nursed at Ransom Hospital , Byron Ward which was on the left side of Ransom Hall car park. Oak House used to be Sisters accommodation. I think the main chef lived upstairs when I lived there and just me downstairs mostly. I loved it but had to keep my kitchen door closed because of the squirrels. Loved looking down the drive out of my bedroom and lounge windows, beautiful in Autumn and when it snowed, I worked at Ransom Hospital until it closed in 1987. Wonder why Oak House was later named Ash House? Lovely dining at Forever Green in the grounds whilst I reminisce.
Absolutely spot on as regards setting up a virtual office. Really friendly and helpful reception staff, with onsite meeting rooms available if needed. Very pleased.
Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.
A great place
Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.
Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.
Great place,hidden away
Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.
Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts
Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.
Nice business offices and restaurant
Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.