Raindrops Nursery


Name Raindrops Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 August 2017
Address Millhayes Sports Pavillion Tunstall Road, Stoke on Trent, ST8 7AQ
Phone Number 01782 516763
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The provider and the staff have brought about a marked improvement to the quality of the nursery provision. Following training, the staff now consistently assess children’s progress in line with their individual needs. The provider works closely with all staff to ensure they fulfil their expected responsibilities. For example, she makes sure that staff prepare children’s activities well in advance and check any newly introduced resources to ensure their appropriateness. Staff are warm and caring with all children in their care. They know children well and are sensitive to their immediate needs. This helps children to settle in quickly and develop close emotional attachments. Staff use meaningful praise with the children. This helps children to behave well. Staff develop sound relationships with parents. They encourage parents to be effective in supporting their child’s ongoing learning at home. Partnerships with other providers, including the local school, ensures consistency and continuity in children’s care and learning. Outcomes for children are good. The provider reflects on the views of senior management, staff, parents and the children. This helps the provider to focus on targets for continuous improvement over time, so that all children on roll benefit from attending the nursery. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff are not yet successful in seeking detailed information from all parents about what their child already knows and can do prior to starting at the provision. There are few opportunities for children to gain a high level of awareness about similarities and difference between themselves and the wider community.