|Name||New Shoots Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Inspection Date||12 March 2019|
|Address||62, Greenway Road, Runcorn, WA7 5AF|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This is a provision that requires improvement • The provider has not employed staff that hold suitable qualifications to meet the required qualification requirements and provide the highest-quality service. She has not named a deputy manager capable of taking on the management role in her absence. • Staff do not plan meticulously enough for individual children’s learning in order to promote the best possible progress. The provider does not coach and support staff effectively enough in order to ensure the quality of teaching is consistently good. • Staff do not make effective use of opportunities to engage parents and other professionals in sharing information in order to better assess children’s progress. • Staff have not successfully engaged all parents in sharing ideas of how they can support children’s learning at home. It has the following strengths • Children are encouraged to be independent. The provider playfully pretends she cannot do something, to encourage children to help her. Children take pride in their achievements, such as peeling their own tangerine or opening a pot of yogurt. • Staff are positive role models for children. The provider seeks children’s views. She asks them what books they would like and what colour sand she should buy for them next. • Children are engaged with the local community. They often go on walks to feed the ducks and attend rhyme sessions at the local library. Their understanding of the world around them is enhanced through regular trips and activities. For example, they learn about traditional foods, music and festivals.