Ofsted Early Years March 2022 rated Good, Ofsted School June 2019 rated Good

'Children thrive in the early years'

'Strong, reflective teaching in a nurturing environment ensures that children achieve well'

'Pupils behave well, are polite and courteous'

Herts CC Early Years Effectiveness Inspection Feb 2020 - Children are well supervised and procedures for keeping them safe are effective

Limited baby spaces - book start date now for early 2023

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About Longwood


Longwood School and Nursery, in Bushey near Watford in Hertfordshire, is registered as an Independent School with the Department for Education and also registered with Early Years Ofsted. The premises are open 7am - 7pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the year except Bank Holidays. The Day Nursery and Preparatory School offer continual education for children from three months to eleven years in a truly family atmosphere.

Longwood's aim is to provide a happy, stimulating, healthy and safe environment where all children can attain high standards and develop into well-balanced citizens. Each child's individuality is fostered with the encouragement of talents and abilities. Emphasis on high standards of self-discipline, considerate behaviour and the full preparation of subsequent schooling are essentials of our day-to-day care.

Longwood Nursery was formed from the consolidation of the family-run well-established Rainbow Nurseries and their staff in operation throughout Bedfordshire and Middlesex. This consolidation and continued success since then has enabled longstanding, experienced and well-qualified staff to be happily employed: being motivated to ensure that every child receives the best care. Our high standards have been recognised very much within the community and by Ofsted since 1978.

Longwood School was opened in September 1992 in response to popular demand. The School has grown in numbers and success since then, and now has over one hundred pupils. This success is attributed to the team of dedicated and professional staff; good results in pupils' achievements; success in secondary school placements; excellent facilities and small class sizes.

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