Achievements & Awards
At The Teepee Day Nursery we are very proud of our awards and achievements.
‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Inspection
At our Ofsted inspection in 2015 we were awarded ‘Outstanding’ – the highest rating that a school can achieve. We’re the only day nursery in Bracknell with this award.
We’re always trying to improve, but from Ofsted’s point of view, there’s no better grade than Outstanding.
Investors in People
We first achieved IIP in 2005 and IIP Gold in February 2016. The inspectors said many wonderful things about us, including:
“The Teepee is a very happy place to work. Everyone works well together and feels part of the team. They say it is a friendly place to work where people get on well with each other. Morale is therefore very high!
Staff are very committed to their jobs and to the company as a whole. They really are passionate about their work and many said they enjoy coming to work. They find the senior managers inspire them, and their influence has been strong in creating the kind of atmosphere that people both enjoy working in and where they want to do their best…”
The Children’s Food Trust: ‘Outstanding’
We received this award in February 2016 and were absolutely delighted. Adam Starkey, Chair of the Children’s Food Trust, said: “The Children’s Food Trust exists to protect every child’s right to eat better and so, to do better. The Teepee Day Nursery sets a great example. Congratulations to the whole team, we’re delighted to welcome you on board as one of our first award winners in Berkshire.”
Five Stars for Food Hygiene
We have five stars for our food hygiene, which is the highest rating you can get from the Environmental Health team in Bracknell and so we are understandably proud of this. The rating is based on a review of systems and processes as well as the actual practice the inspector sees on the day of their ‘no notice inspection’.
Nursery World Awards 2011
In October 2011 we were awarded a “high commendation” for the best nursery website in the whole of the UK, along with our sister nursery The Wigwam. There were six finalists in this rigorous category and The Teepee and The Wigwam were the only two nurseries to be awarded high commendations for this particular award.
Millie’s Mark is England’s gold standard in paediatric first aid and is named after Millie Thompson who died after choking on food at a nursery in 2012 when she was just nine months old. Millie’s parents, Dan and Joanne Thompson, founded Millie’s Trust and have successfully campaigned for changes to first aid requirements for childcare providers. The achievement of the mark acknowledges that staff within settings would be confident in maybe one day saving a child’s life if they needed to.