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Ofsted awards ‘outstanding’ rating to Burghfield Common children’s home

A West Berkshire children’s home has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Five Oaken Cottage – a home supporting vulnerable young people aged between five and 18 – is the third home run by Amegreen Children's Services to achieve an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating.

The Ofsted report noted managers and adults at the home, based in Burghfield Common, “are strong role models” and the children are “cared for by a skilled, kind and committed group of adults who know them extremely well”.

Five Oaken Cottage team
Five Oaken Cottage team

The inspector continued saying the staff also “create a culture which is nurturing and helps children to feel safe”.

Director of Amegreen Children’s Services Rachel Redgwell said: “We are so proud of our teams, and this is great recognition of all their hard work.

“We pride ourselves on the fact each of our homes is suited to the needs of the children, whether that is due to learning disabilities, mental health, or those who have experienced significant loss and trauma.

“It’s crucial our youngsters feel part of a community and not singled out for their special needs.”

In June, Barn Owl in West Berkshire was also awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating.

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