Nursery Rhymes


Name Nursery Rhymes
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 February 2018
Address Nursery Rhymes, 619 Sheffield Road, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S41 9DX
Phone Number 01246 450354
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The owner, manager and practitioners have worked effectively to develop the provision since the last inspection. They have worked closely with the local authority and have implemented effective action plans. These have been used to address actions and recommendations set at the previous inspection. Teaching is consistently good. Practitioners interact well with children and extend their play and learning skilfully. For example, they use questioning effectively to encourage children to think about what they are doing and to express their ideas. Partnerships with parents are an area of strength in the nursery. Parents speak very highly of the staff and the quality of care their children receive. Staff value parents’ input and encourage them to share their own assessments of children’s achievements at home through the use of a ’wow board’ in each room. The key-person system works well for children and parents. Children settle quickly and are happy and comfortable in the company of the practitioners who care for them. Staff know their key children exceptionally well. This helps them to ensure that children’s individual needs are met and their well-being prioritised. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not consistently use their assessments to identify clear, specific next steps for children’s learning and to target teaching precisely, to accelerate children’s progress. Although, management have started to make improvements to the learning environment, there is scope to enhance this further in the two-year-old room to support children to become highly motivated in self-chosen play.