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e-Quality Counts - Certification Mark (2

Red Balloon

Our Awards

Ofsted Outstanding at all 3 nurseries

We are very proud to have an Ofsted Outstanding rating at all three of our Red Balloon nurseries.


Leadership and management are exceptionally strong at this setting. Managers are highly reflective and evaluative in all areas. This leads to continual improvement for children and staff. - Cobham

Staff practice consistently reflects the highest aspirations for children’s safety, wellbeing and learning. - Cobham

The quality of teaching is consistently inspirational. Staff understand children's needs well and value their individuality. - Cobham

Children make outstanding progress. Children use exceedingly well-developed language to express their feelings and ideas - Ockham

The delivery of activities by staff is inspirational. Staff are extremely skilled at keeping children interested and focused - Ockham

The excellent behaviour of older toddlers is particularly inspiring - Ockham

The management team is highly focused and committed to providing the highest levels of care and learning. Managers have developed a culture of self- evaluation and continually strive for, and make, meaningful ongoing improvement. - Weybridge

All children, including babies, are very settled and happy. The home visits and the strong partnership with parents contribute to this. - Weybridge

Children have close bonds with staff and demonstrate high levels of independence and confidence. The well-qualified staff support children's emerging language skills very well. - Weybridge


Millies Mark

We are proud to hold Millie’s mark accreditation at all three of our nurseries:

Millie's Mark is awarded as a special endorsement to nurseries that go above and beyond the minimum requirements by having 100% of staff trained in paediatric first aid, and also ensuring that everything learned during the course is kept alive and in the forefront of practitioners’ minds so that they are confident, ready and capable.

Our Millie's Mark accreditation provides reassurance that every single team member knows what to do in a paediatric first aid situation.

It acknowledges that children’s safety is at the forefront of your mind when you care for children. 


Investors in People

Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people. This prestigious accreditation is widely recognised as a mark of excellence. At Red Balloon we seek to optimise performance by championing best practice in people management, we achieve our accreditation through a rigorous and objective assessment to determine performance.

Said our Assessor: "Red Balloon is a positive, forward looking organisation which continually seeks feedback from both internal and external sources with the aim of continuous improvement.

The leadership team is dynamic and always seeking ways in which to improve the nursery both in terms of facilities and management and staff capabilities. People are proud to work for Red Balloon and appreciate all of the opportunities it offers; this is evidenced by length of service of staff and close relationships within the team.”


Early Years Nutrition Partnership – Advanced

The early years of a child’s life really matter when it comes to lifelong health. What they eat, and the habits they develop around food when they’re young, set the pattern for the rest of their lives.


Nurturing their growing understanding of food

The amount of time children spend in childcare has increased due to the pressures of modern life and the need for parents to juggle work and family commitments. The important role of early years settings in providing the right nutrition and laying the foundations of a healthy habits is therefore greater than ever – to provide children with the best possible start in life and give parents confidence in the care their children receive.



National Day Nurseries Association Quality Counts

“Completing National Day Nurseries Association’s eQuality Counts is a fantastic achievement. This national accreditation demonstrates that the nursery is providing extremely high levels of care and education for children. Congratulations to everyone at Red Balloon.” Stella Ziolkowski, Director of Quality and Workforce Development.