Abacus Day Nursery


Name Abacus Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 March 2018
Address 44 Neal Avenue, ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE, Tameside, Lancashire, OL6 6PB
Phone Number 0161 3440068
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The quality of teaching is good overall. Staff work hard to plan activities that build on children’s interests. As a result, children enjoy their learning and they are eager to take part. Transitions are managed well at all stages. Staff work closely with parents to help their children settle into the nursery. They complete transition forms as children move between rooms and summary reports are sent to primary schools. As a result, children are emotionally prepared for their next stage in learning. Staff are particularly skilled at celebrating children’s achievements. They give children lots of praise and encouragement, and children’s artwork is proudly displayed throughout the nursery, which boosts their self-esteem. Managers know the nursery’s strengths and implement action plans to ensure ongoing development of the nursery. It is not yet outstanding because: Children make less progress in developing an awareness of shape, space and measure than in other areas of learning, such as literacy. The systems for monitoring children’s progress are not rigorous enough. As a result, minor gaps in children’s progress are not always identified. Although managers have built effective relationships with other professionals to support children’s health and care needs, this approach is not adopted for all children.