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222 Ashley Road | Hale | Cheshire | WA15 9SR | STAFF PORTAL

We are delighted to announce that Richmond House Kindergarten, has yet again received the highest OFSTED rating with OUTSTANDING in all areas in their recent inspection in August 2022.

At Richmond House Kindergarten, established in 1988, we care for children from 0 – 5 years and aim to inspire healthy, happy and confident children. We are proud to be part of family-run children’s nursery business Atherton House Group, as one of five settings in the North West run by the Apel Family.

The OSTED inspector was incredibly impressed by the provisions at Richmond House Kindergarten,

Enthusiasm and excitement shines from children’s faces as they eagerly delve into activities. Inside and outside, the children are engrossed in ambitious activities, concentrating, exploring and investigating. Children feel safe in this homely and welcoming setting and they make excellent progress.

Richmond House Kindergarten is so proud of its high standards, offering carefully planned activities which form a firm base for future learning alongside many new experiences. The highly qualified, inspirational leadership shines through,

The skilfully planned curriculum inspires children to be motivated, independent, curious and confident learners. Learning is consistently embedded, building on knowledge and skills as children transition through the setting. This means that pre-school children are ready for and eagerly awaiting the transition to school. Progress for all children is superb, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Richmond House Kindergarten is honoured to have a kind, caring and motivated staff team who work hard to ensure that every child receives an exceptional level of care,

Highly trained and motivated staff have ambitious expectations for all children. This means activities are extremely challenging…. The dedicated staff are well qualified and eager to develop further.

Parents and carers are enthusiastic and give examples of how their children learn and progress. They explain the ‘welcoming bubble’ they feel and they value highly the professionalism, expertise, friendliness and ‘incredible support’ they receive from managers and the staff team.

Nursery Manager of Richmond House Kindergarten, Emma Levenston commented:

It is so wonderful to be acknowledged again for the outstanding care, support, and education we provide for the children in our setting. As with many industries, it has been a tough few years for the staff in Early Years, but it is nice to know that we have done ourselves and our families proud, and kept up the high standards we are all so passionate about providing for our little ones and their families.

Alice Apel, Director of the Atherton House Group shared:

Richmond House has yet again proved how exceptional it is both in the care and education we provide. Our dedicated team is ambitious and always strive to be the very best it can be. The children’s needs are at our core, and we welcome all to be part of our happy, extended family.

To get in touch with the nursery please contact Emma Levenston, Nursery Manager via email on: or telephone: 0161 941 5874.

Click here to read the full Ofsted report online.

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