Rainbows Day Nursery


Name Rainbows Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 18 April 2017
Address The Pavilion, White Knobs Way, CATERHAM, Surrey, CR3 6RH
Phone Number 01883 330 335
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Managers and staff have made good progress since their last inspection. This has had a positive impact on children’s development. For example, monitoring systems now clearly identify any gaps in children’s learning and are addressed immediately. Observation and assessment of children’s learning are effective. Staff clearly identify next steps for them to work towards and provide challenge. Children make good progress. Children settle quickly and have good relationships with staff. They are confident and seek out staff for comfort or reassurance, if needed. Staff make excellent use of the local environment to help provide children with further learning opportunities. For example, babies go for walks around the playing field and older children go to ’dragon school’ in the woods. Staff have good partnerships with parents, and other settings that children attend and professionals who support their learning. Staff actively share information and use this to plan next steps, and to provide a consistent approach to children’s development. It is not yet outstanding because: Children are not given enough time to consider questions that staff ask of them or are not encouraged to have a go at answering them for themselves. Occasionally, the group sizes of children, such as during routine times of the day, are particularly large and children are expected to sit for long periods of time. Some children find it hard to concentrate and become slightly distracted.