The Nursery’s History

We have been a successful children’s day nursery since September 2000. Taking care of and educating children from 0 to 5 years in our nursery and pre-school. We also have a before and after school club for ages 5 to 11 years during term time and provide a Holiday club with a variety of activities and trips out of school time.

Mission Statement

To create a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which all members of the Nursery community can blossom and develop their potential as human beings.

Latest Ofsted

The last Ofsted inspection date was 25th January 2018. The Quality and Standards of the Early Years Provision for this inspection: Good.

There are four areas of inspection;

Effectiveness of the Leadership and Management – Good
Quality of teaching, Learning and Assessment – Good
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare – Good
Outcomes of Children – Good

Summary of key finding for parents

This provision is good

Children behave extremely well. They show consideration to their friends and their environment. For example, children show kindness and pass other children their shoes. They notice resources on the floor, such as puzzle pieces, and pick them up without prompting.

The rich outdoor environment supports children learning about nature very well. They explore the changing seasons and how to care for animals. For example, children work together to feed the chickens and tend the raised beds preparing them for growing fruit, vegetables and flowers.

Staff build strong relationships with parents and carers. There are good methods to regularly share information about the children’s progress and for parents to discuss children’s achievements at home.

Inspection findings; Effectiveness of the leadership and management is good, the owner has successfully addressed the actions and recommendations raised at the last inspection and fully meets all the requirements. The owner and staff have updated their child protection training and have a good understanding of their responsibility to keep children safe.

Safeguarding is effective.

Staff know and understand their roles and responsibilities. They are confident in implementing the secure child protection procedures in the event of a concern about a child’s welfare. Management have good systems to support staff, for example, management observe staff in their daily practice and give feedback. They hold regular meetings and staff have good training opportunities. The team of staff work well together and cascade what they learn when on training courses. Management value staff and parents’ views and they action these where possible. For example, parents suggested improvement to the nursery pathway and management addressed this immediately. Nursery staff build good relationships with other early years settings and local schools. For example, staff support the learning of older children who attend before and after school by working with the individual schools they attend.

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good.

Staff complete regular observations and use discussions with parents to inform their accurate assessments of children’s progress. They use this knowledge well to plan a range of activities that are linked to children’s interests and the next steps in their learning. Staff use effective teaching methods. For example, staff provide babies with good opportunities to explore texture and their senses as together they mix paint and water on the ground outside. Staff effectively support older children’s early literacy skills. They encourage children to recall stories and predict what is going to happen next.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare are good.

Staff provide a welcoming environment where children quickly settle and build good relationships with staff and other children. They benefit from healthy snacks and lunches. Mealtimes are social occasions where children enjoy talking with their friends and the staff. They show respect and good manners. Staff position even the youngest children in the high chairs so they can contribute and feel fully included. Children learn to keep themselves safe through taking risks, such as climbing trees, running around the uneven ground and using a range of tools such as forks and trowels.

Outcomes for children are good.

Children make good progress and are well prepared for the next stage in their learning or the move to school. They are motivated and keen to participate in planned activities. For example, younger children thoroughly enjoy bubble play and older children listen well as they move their bodies to music. Older children concentrate well as they develop mathematical skills matching numbers and objects and creating patterns using different sized bears.

We are linked with the NDNA organisation are do hold NDNA meeting at the nursery when is our turn. We love to gain advice and their web site is also a great way for parents to gain advice and activites to do at home.