|Name||ABC Day Nursery Ltd Lightmoor|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||29 August 2019|
|Address||45 Green Moors, Lightmoor, TELFORD, Shropshire, TF4 3TB|
|Phone Number||01952 502572|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is outstandingnThe management team regularly meets with other early years providers at regional conferences where it explores new ideas and receives any updates from Ofsted. This, along with actively seeking the views of parents, staff and children, helps to identify precise targets that maintain the highest level of achievement for all children.nThe management team provides training for all staff to learn about new approaches to children’s learning. This provides staff with the expert knowledge they need to effectively plan for children. Staff provide a highly stimulating environment that is inspired by natural and recycled materials and incorporates children’s interests. Children show extremely high levels of curiosity, imagination and concentration.nParents value this approach to learning, and some introduce natural and recycled resources into their child’s play at home. This, along with daily chats, the sharing of photographs and information about children’s achievements, successfully engages parents in their children’s learning at home.nStaff work hard to provide a tranquil and welcoming environment. For example, soft lighting and fabulous scents of cinnamon and fruit fill the building. This helps parents and children to feel extremely relaxed as they enter the nursery and to develop exemplary relationships with staff. nAll staff are highly responsive to children’s needs. For example, they offer reassurance, encouraging smiles and cuddles when needed. Furthermore, they consistently chat to the children as they play alongside them. Children are extremely happy, self-assured and continually interact with each other and the staff.nThe trained forest school leader visits the nursery each week. She, along with nursery staff, supervises older children exceptionally well as they experience optimum challenge and manage risks for themselves in a woodland environment. For example, older children play in the stream, build and use their own mud slides, balance on logs and cook bread on a real fire.