Wheatfields Nursery Association


Name Wheatfields Nursery Association
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 May 2017
Address c/o Wheatfield Primary School, Wheatfields, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3WF
Phone Number 01480 494960
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff provide children with a stimulating and well-planned environment, both indoors and outside. They support children to become motivated and enthusiastic learners, who make good progress in their learning and development. Behaviour across the nursery is excellent. Staff consistently manage children’s behaviour well and help them to develop an understanding of what is a good choice. Children are polite and friendly and are learning to take turns and share. Staff and children have positive and warm relationships with each other. Children form secure attachments and their emotional needs are well met by responsive staff. Children are developing a love of books and regularly look at them. Group story times are engaging and enjoyable. Staff are animated storytellers and provide many opportunities for children to share their knowledge of the story. The manager and staff demonstrate their ability to reflect on the setting and identify areas for further improvement. Knowledge gained from external training is quickly embedded and used effectively to develop the provision. It is not yet outstanding because: Although staff plan next steps for the children, occasionally, they do not challenge older and most-able children sufficiently, to help them make even better progress. There are few opportunities for children to see and experience text in different fonts and scripts.