5 October 2023

YMCA Andover is thrilled to announce that it has achieved an Outstanding Ofsted inspection rating which is a testament to the unwavering commitment of its entire team in providing exceptional childcare services. The recent achievement reflects the dedication and passion of YMCA Andover in offering the best nursery experience possible for children aged 4 months to 5 years.

Under the guidance of dedicated staff, YMCA Andover Nursery has consistently strived to create a nurturing environment space for children of all ages. From cosy, nurturing care for babies and toddlers to engaging and exciting activities for active pre-schoolers, the nursery team aim to provide a supportive space for young one to thrive. The direct access to the garden further enhances outdoor learning and play opportunities, fostering holistic development in children.

The Outstanding Ofsted inspection rating validates their hard work and dedication to ensure that every child can be given the opportunity and support to thrive and build all of the skills needed to be a happy, healthy, and confident individual.

The Ofsted inspection encompassed various aspects of the YMCA Andover’s operations, including the quality of education, care, leadership, and management. The team’s exceptional efforts were recognised in every aspect of the inspection, resulting in the Outstanding rating.

Highlights of the Ofsted inspection report include:

  • Children develop excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as staff model reflection at every opportunity
  • Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who speak English as an additional language receive exceptional support to reach their fullest potential.
  • Children thrive in the language-rich environment. Staff prioritise children’s early communication skills at every opportunity. They provide children with expert support to develop their speech and language skills.


Vikki Kennesion, Early Years Director, expressed her gratitude and pride in the team’s achievement. “We are thrilled to have received an Outstanding Ofsted inspection rating. This achievement truly reflects the dedication, passion, and hard work of our team. We are committed to continuing our mission of supporting and empowering young people to flourish and achieve their potential.”

The outstanding Ofsted rating validates YMCA Andover’s commitment to excellence and serves as a testament to the impact they are making in the lives of young individuals. The team remains steadfast in their commitment to continue delivering exceptional services and programs to benefit the local community.


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