Nutley Preschool Playgroup

Name Nutley Preschool Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 February 2017
Address Nutley War Memorial Hall, High Street, Nutley, UCKFIELD, East Sussex, TN22 3NE
Phone Number 07535 655013
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children are very happy, settled and secure in the welcoming atmosphere. Staff know all the children well and interact with them with warmth, enthusiasm and care. The manager is reflective and ambitious. She has a clear commitment to the continuing development of the provision. She leads the staff in reviewing their practice accurately and effectively to help improve learning experiences for children. Children enjoy a wide range of creative and engaging activities. For example, they consider which animals are found in the Arctic and create their own Arctic scene. Children acquire good mathematical skills. For example, they identify numerals at snack time and they count out the corresponding pieces of fruit from the bowl. Staff fully value parents’ involvement in their children’s learning and development. Parents appreciate the successful care practices, such as the effective settling-in process and the quality, personalised care staff give their children. Children learn to be independent in managing their own needs. This helps prepare them for the next steps in their learning, including school. It is not yet outstanding because: On occasions, staff do not recognise when to allow children more time to think for themselves and extend their thinking to a higher level. Staff do not consistently plan to make sure that children who only attend for the morning session access the outdoor environment on a daily basis.