Nanpantan Nursery School


Name Nanpantan Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 April 2019
Address The Old School House, Nanpantan Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3YD
Phone Number 01509 239203
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The voluntary management committee and the nursery manager successfully evaluate the quality of provision. They actively seek the views of staff, parents and children and use this information to target further developments. For example, they are currently working on the development of an additional outdoor area to further enhance children’s learning. • The manager monitors individual and groups of children’s progress effectively, to ensure that all children make good progress. She acts swiftly to close any gaps in children’s learning. For example, she has increased the opportunities for children to learn more about shape and measures. As a result, children confidently compare and order objects by length or height. • Children thoroughly enjoy opportunities to play outdoors throughout the day. They dress themselves appropriately for the weather and join their friends in highly active games. This helps them to successfully develop their physical skills. Children develop their stamina, coordination, balance and leg muscles as they run, climb and cycle. They learn how to control their bodies as they play on ’balance’ toys. • The manager and staff have made changes to the nursery provision to place a greater emphasis on promoting children’s independence and self-care skills. Children choose when to take snacks and competently pour drinks and slice their own fruit. • Occasionally, staff do not make effective use of questioning to help promote children’s ideas and learning to the highest level. • At times during whole-group activities some children, particularly younger children, become distracted and are not fully engaged in their learning. • Although staff keep parents up to date about their children’s progress and how they can support their learning at home, systems to share specific information about children’s routines and daily activities are less developed.