|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||16 November 2018|
|Address||19 Crossfield Road, Handforth, Wilmslow, SK9 3LN|
|Phone Number||01625 524623|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
The provision is good • The well-qualified staff team are advocates for active learning. They plan a wide range of fun and interesting activities, which keep children interested and motivated to learn. Children make good progress and leave the nursery with a good skill base in readiness for their next steps in learning, including their move on to school. • Mathematics is taught extremely well. Staff use expert teaching techniques to introduce number, shape and measurement. Children relish these opportunities and are skilful mathematicians. They confidently complete number bond challenges and articulately discuss addition and subtraction. • Partnership working is a strength of the nursery. Links with the local primary school, external professionals and local community are rooted in respect and trust. Parents receive regular updates about their children’s developmental progress and are kept well informed about events taking place at the nursery and in the local community. • Children’s literacy development is very well supported. Staff are skilled in teaching children the early mechanics of reading and writing. Children discuss the different genres of books to choose from and confidently write their names. It is not yet outstanding because: • Staff do not regularly extend opportunities for children to develop a positive awareness and understanding of people, different families and communities beyond their own experiences. • The manager has not introduced a targeted programme of professional development to further enhance the quality of teaching across the nursery to an outstanding level.