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Our OFSTED Report

OFSTED rate us as Outstanding

Our OFSTED Registration Number

EY433501

Our report

Our first OFSTED Inspection was on the 16th January 2012.
You can see a summary of the inspector's findings here or follow the link at the bottom of this page to view the complete report.

Our current and most recent OFSTED report also rated us Outstanding and can be seen here.

The overall effectiveness of the early years provision

Overall the quality of the provision is outstanding

The outcomes for children are consistently exemplary in all areas as the provision is extremely effective in recognising the uniqueness of each child and catering for their individual needs.

Expert attention is given to training staff in the safeguarding and protection of children. Partnerships between the provider, parents and other professional agencies are very successful overall, which enables children's needs to be exceptionally well met.

Caring, positive, relationships develop within a safe, secure and enabling environment.


The effectiveness of leadership and management of the early years provision

The provision for safeguarding children is very thorough and comprehensive.

The manager is totally committed to enabling every member of staff to be trained and confident about safeguarding children from harm.

Staff's expert knowledge and confidence ensures that children's welfare and learning needs are very effectively met.

The learning environment is highly stimulating and very inviting to children, including imaginative resources organised into attractive, accessible areas. This strongly supports children's individual enjoyment and achievement. There are excellent opportunities for children to play outside. The promotion of equality and diversity is embedded throughout the nursery, and is clearly recognised as essential to care and learning.

Well informed assessments of children's individual achievements are carried forward from details given by parents. Skilled key persons identify and assess starting points to plan next steps in learning.


The quality and standards of the early years provision and outcomes for children

Children and their parents receive a warm and friendly welcome from staff, as they arrive and settle in. Adults support children's learning extremely well.

Children know they can approach staff at any time, for instance, as they ask for cuddles or proudly show them what they have achieved on the computer. Children benefit greatly from every practitioner's commitment to promoting their speech, language and listening skills. They are encouraged constantly to communicate with each other and with adults. Small group activities further promote children's abilities in socialising confidently.

Effective planning for the play environment includes all the areas of learning and staff meet regularly to ensure that children's next steps are incorporated.

Children feel extremely safe in the setting and demonstrate this through their eager attitudes towards learning and the staff who care for them. If children find it hard to settle, their key person is quick to reassure them and they respond positively, and begin to feel secure and safe as they play.

Children's good health and well-being is actively encouraged. They enjoy regular physical exercise and can always find a quiet area to rest or look at a book.
Children are involved in health and hygiene routines and know when and why they need to wash their hands. Their independence with self-help skills is well promoted.

Children eat very healthily including options such as fruit, carrots, apples, raisins and pitta bread. Children learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Children are very well-behaved for the majority of the time and learn the expected behaviour boundaries. They demonstrate their maturity at turn taking, for example, by using a sand timer. They respond very positively to plenty of praise and encouragement and adopt good manners. Children benefit from such incentives to do well and so develop excellent levels of confidence, self-esteem and essential skills for the future.

Overall, the outcomes for children are excellent.

Our OFSTED report assessment summary

We scored a Grade 1 (Outstanding) for EVERY one of the 17 assessment criteria (see the table below).
This is truly exceptional and demonstrates the quality of our work, our level of commitment and our professional standards.

The key inspection judgements and what they mean
Grade 1 is Outstanding:
This aspect of the provision is of exceptionally high quality
The overall effectiveness of the early years provision
How well does the setting meet the needs of the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage?1
The capacity of the provision to maintain continuous improvement?1
The effectiveness of leadership and management of the early years provision
How effectively is the Early Years Foundation Stage led and managed?1
The effectiveness of leadership and management in embedding ambition and driving improvement1
The effectiveness with which the setting deploys resources1
The effectiveness with which the setting promotes equality and diversity1
The effectiveness of safeguarding1
The effectiveness of the setting's self-evaluation, including the steps taken to promote improvement1
The effectiveness of partnerships1
The effectiveness of the setting's engagement with parents and carers1
The quality of the provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage
The quality of the provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage1
Outcomes for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Outcomes for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage1
The extent to which children achieve and enjoy their learning1
The extent to which children feel safe1
The extent to which children adopt healthy lifestyles1
The extent to which children make a positive contribution1
The extent to which children develop skills for the future1

Our OFSTED report in full

Our new report is now available on the OFSTED website.
Click here to view the full report on the OFSTED website.