Skip to content

Awards & Accreditations




The setting is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

Please read our latest Ofsted report here

Awards & Accreditations

The setting has achieved the ‘Communication Friendly Award’

As Central Bedfordshire Council explains… The Communication Friendly Award is a whole setting approach to supporting best practice around Communication and Language.  

The Communication Friendly Award is awarded to settings, who show excellent and consistent practice in supporting children’s Communication and Language. Settings who can demonstrate that they embed Communication and Language within their daily practice and learning environment.

Please find the setting’s Communication and Language Policy here.


The setting has received the ‘Oral Healthy Smile Friendly Award’

The Healthy Smiles Award is a public health programme, which supports services working with young children to adopt tooth-friendly practices.

By implementing the five Healthy Smiles standards, each participating setting helps to;

  • increase the dentist attendance of children in their care
  • promote positive oral health messages to the children, employees and parents
  • reduce the frequency of sugary food and drinks given to the children

To find out more visit here

Please find the settings Tooth Brushing Policy here


Ladybird Forest Pre-School hold a Food Hygiene Rating 5! 

All staff have Food Hygiene training along with Allergy and Allergen Awareness training as part of their induction, which are renewed every three years.

Please find the settings Food and Drink Policy/Allergens Awareness Policy here

Ladybird Forest Pre-School is a small friendly Pre-School with robust procedures in place to safeguard all our children. All our staff complete Paediatric First Aid as part of their induction, but we read about Millie’s’ Mark and decided to sign up.

Millie’s Mark has highlighted the importance of Due Diligence checks of Paediatric training providers the setting uses for staff training and the importance of continuously developing in quality care and education.

Thank you Millie’s Mark for helping us achieve excellence in Paediatric First Aid.

To find out more please go here

The Setting: