ABC Day Nursery


Name ABC Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 April 2017
Address 193 Newsome Road South, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6JH
Phone Number 01484 429222
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

information about their children’s learning and development. They guide them in how

to support children’s learning at home and share strategies to manage unwanted behaviour. The nursery promotes a sense of community. Parents and children are included in activities that promote understanding of people less fortunate than themselves. Staff promote respect, tolerance and understanding of other people and the wider world. Staff are caring and affectionate. Babies settle easily and enjoy being cuddled while they have their milk and fall asleep. They sleep in a cosy area with soft lighting. It is not yet outstanding because: On occasions, activities for young children are overly directed. Children are not given enough opportunities to reshape tasks and explore their creativity using a wide range of media and materials. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: provide the youngest children with more opportunities to reshape tasks, experiment and be creative with a range of media and materials. Inspection activities The inspector observed activities in both the indoor and outdoor environments. The inspector conducted a joint observation with the manager. The inspector held meetings with the manager and provider and spoke with children and staff throughout the inspection. The inspector discussed the quality improvement plan. She took into account the views of parents spoken to on the day. The inspector checked evidence of the suitability and qualifications of staff working with children. Inspector Nicola Dickinson Inspection findings Effectiveness of the leadership and management is good Safeguarding is effective. The well-qualified staff team is deployed well to ensure all children are appropriately supervised and kept safe. Procedures for dealing with accidents and administering first aid are implemented successfully. Risk assessments are implemented effectively to help ensure the environment is safe for children to play. Staff have a thorough understanding of current child protection issues and the procedures to follow should they have a concern about an adult or a child. Rigorous recruitment and induction procedures are used to check that staff are suitable and understand their role. Ongoing mentoring and coaching helps all staff to build on their skills. Robust assessment of children’s progress identifies any gaps in teaching or learning. The provider works with all service users to review practice. Their views are used to make positive changes, such as improving the pre-school children’s outdoor area. Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good Staff skilfully use children’s home languages to support those who speak English as an additional language. They use props and pictures to promote their understanding. As a result, gaps in children’s learning quickly close. Older children enjoy a highly stimulating and varied curriculum that promotes their swift progress in all areas. They are well equipped with the skills they need for their move on to school. Staff teach children to listen to others and take turns in speaking. They introduce mathematics throughout children’s play. Staff help children to make connections in their learning. For example, children monitor the life cycle of butterflies and frogs, linking this to the stories they have read. Staff encourage parents to borrow books from the nursery library to read with their children at home. The youngest children develop their physical skills. They use push-along toys to support early walking. They learn to climb, slide and balance. Children experiment with sound. For example, they make noises through a plastic tube. Personal development, behaviour and welfare are good Parents comment that the staff are always, ‘Happy and smiley’. Staff explain to them what they are teaching children and why. They prepare children well for change, such as their move on to school or the arrival of a new sibling. Children develop good social skills and quickly start to build friendships. The nursery chef offers a wide range of healthy foods, catering for all children’s dietary needs. Children learn to manage risks during their play. Staff fully promote their developing independence in personal care routines. The nursery provides parents with information about reducing the use of dummies. Outcomes for children are good The number of children who are making better than good progress from their starting points is steadily increasing. Half of all pre-school children are exceeding their expected targets in mathematics. Children become confident individuals and successful learners. They practise early writing skills. For example, children use pens and clipboards to record their findings in the nursery garden. Setting details Unique reference number EY216465 Local authority Kirklees Inspection number 1091316 Type of provision Full-time provision Day care type Childcare - Non-Domestic Registers Early Years Register, Compulsory Childcare Register, Voluntary Childcare Register Age range of children 0 - 5 Total number of places 50 Number of children on roll 104 Name of registered person ABC Children’s Day Nursery Limited Registered person unique reference number RP905702 Date of previous inspection 10 April 2015 Telephone number 01484 429222 ABC Day Nursery was registered in 2002. The nursery employs 18 members of childcare staff. Of these, 17 hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 2 or above, including two with early years professional status. The nursery opens from Monday to Friday all year round. Sessions are from 8am until 6pm. The nursery provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children. This inspection was carried out by Ofsted under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006 on the quality and standards of provision that is registered on the Early Years Register. The registered person must ensure that this provision complies with the statutory framework for children’s learning, development and care, known as the early years foundation stage. Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Complaints procedure: raising concerns and making complaints about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted. 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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The provider has an excellent understanding of the priorities for improving learning across the district. Additional funding has been used highly successfully to enhance outcomes for children. Staff work very effectively with other professionals to ensure the most vulnerable children are protected. The provider ensures staff access professional development opportunities to continually build on their skills and knowledge. For example, staff use their knowledge to provide first-class learning opportunities for pre-school children in the outdoor environment. Partnerships with parents are exceptional. Staff provide them with a wealth of information about their children’s learning and development. They guide them in how to support children’s learning at home and share strategies to manage unwanted behaviour. The nursery promotes a sense of community. Parents and children are included in activities that promote understanding of people less fortunate than themselves. Staff promote respect, tolerance and understanding of other people and the wider world. Staff are caring and affectionate. Babies settle easily and enjoy being cuddled while they have their milk and fall asleep. They sleep in a cosy area with soft lighting. It is not yet outstanding because: On occasions, activities for young children are overly directed. Children are not given enough opportunities to reshape tasks and explore their creativity using a wide range of media and materials.