Alphabet House Day Nursery

Name Alphabet House Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 March 2017
Address 126 Nottingham Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 2BZ
Phone Number 0115 9734442 and then 07971 19
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff communicate regularly with parents and establish effective partnerships. They share information to help them extend their children’s learning further at home. Staff have good knowledge of the children and support them to settle happily into the nursery. They are kind and caring, and use good care routines to build secure relationships with them. This helps provide a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe and ready to play and learn. Staff routinely record observations of children’s achievements and use this information to identify the next steps in their learning. Planned activities link closely with these and promote children’s learning effectively. Children make good progress and achieve well. Children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and children who speak English as an additional language receive extra help with their learning. Staff adapt activities well to help them take part. Staff make good use of expertise from professionals outside the setting to help all children do well. The managers have a clear drive for improvement. They have made many successful changes to the setting since the last inspection. One example of this is that maths and information technology are now taught well. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not support pre-school children effectively to learn about sounds and letters as part of their early literacy development. There are times when staff do not fully enable toddlers to explore and investigate to their fullest extent.