Nelly’s Nursery


Name Nelly’s Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 December 2018
Address 43 Lancaster Avenue, LONDON, SE27 9EL
Phone Number 02087610770
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Staff know children well and are attentive to their needs. They use children’s interests to plan exciting activities. Staff use observation and assessment to identify gaps in children’s development. They help them achieve their next stage of learning. • The key-person system ensures parents get consistent feedback. Parents comment that children are well cared for, happy and emotionally secure. • Children play in a good-quality environment with well-maintained resources and equipment. They explore and investigate using all their senses. For example, babies enjoy learning about shapes and textures. They explore a range of natural objects made from different materials, such as wood and metal. • Children join in enthusiastically with stories. They are curious about books and the reading area is comfortable and well used. Staff support children to engage with books through incisive questioning. • Mealtimes are sociable occasions. Children and staff eat appetising food together. They talk about healthy eating, exercise and a range of other topics. Children improve their speaking skills and learn good table manners. • Most staff successfully support children’s learning. There are several strong role models within the staff team. They demonstrate good-quality teaching to others. As a result, teaching practice is improving, overall. However, some staff need additional support to self-evaluate their professional practice. • The nursery maintains and sometimes exceeds legal staff ratio requirements. It is a calm and positive learning environment most of the day. However, current deployment does not always result in a relaxed and calm environment for toddlers at sleep time. As a result, children can take a long time to settle.