Rainbow Nursery


Name Rainbow Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 April 2019
Address Scout Corner, Eign Road, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 2RX
Phone Number 07756806315
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The experienced manager leads a staff team which has high expectations about what children can achieve. Staff morale is high and they work well together to identify areas for improvement. • Staff organise the learning environment well. It is bright, warm and welcoming. They provide a wide range of good-quality resources, toys and equipment indoors and outside. • Children arrive happy, eager to join in and motivated to learn. They demonstrate that they are emotionally secure. Children enjoy playing with friends and staff. They have good social skills and confidently interact with visitors. • Staff provide experiences based on children’s interests. They regularly assess children’s progress and use the information to plan for the next steps in their learning. • Partnerships with other providers are effective. Staff share information about children’s achievements with them to promote a consistent approach to children’s learning. • Although practice is strong throughout the nursery, there is not yet enough focus on professional development to raise the quality of teaching to an exemplary level. • Staff do not offer enough support and guidance to successfully engage all parents to contribute to their child’s learning. • On occasions, staff do not effectively challenge or extend children’s learning as they do not respond appropriately to what children say or do.