Nursery on the Green

Name Nursery on the Green
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 21 June 2019
Address 65-67 High Street Colliers Wood, LONDON, SW19 2JF
Phone Number 02086527599
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is inadequate • The key-person system and staff deployment arrangements are weak. This is evident when staff do not maintain correct ratios at the start of the day and babies are moved around to accommodate these. In addition, staff working with young babies at the start of the day have limited knowledge about their learning needs. This does not support their personal and emotional development effectively. • Some staff working with children do not understand the nursery’s safeguarding policies and procedures. Some are unaware of how to recognise possible signs that a child is at risk of harm and how to escalate concerns to help to protect children’s safety. In addition, some staff do not understand their responsibility to prevent children and families that may be at risk of extreme views or behaviours. • The quality of teaching and interactions with children are variable and the arrangements for monitoring and coaching some staff are ineffective. For example, some staff, especially those working with younger babies, do not consistently provide interesting activities, especially indoors, and do not effectively extend and challenge their learning. • Some staff do not consistently and accurately assess children’s learning. This means children are not given the full support required to help to promptly close the gaps in their learning. This means some children are not appropriately prepared for school when the time comes. • Self-evaluation is ineffective. The management team fails to promptly address significant weaknesses in practice. It has the following strengths • Most children generally seem happy and enjoy their time at the nursery. • Parents express high levels of satisfaction and state that they find staff friendly and approachable and feel included in their children’s learning. • Children have frequent opportunities to learn outdoors and enjoy a range of activities.