Abacus Day Nursery


Name Abacus Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 August 2016
Address 30 Claremont Road, MORECAMBE, Lancashire, LA4 4HL
Phone Number 01524416800
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The management and staff team demonstrate a strong commitment for continuing to develop and enhance the nursery provision and the already good service provided for children, parents and carer’s. Self-evaluation is effectively used to identify their strengths and areas for improvement. Overall, the quality of teaching is good. The performance management arrangements to supervise and support all staff members are sharply focused on continuing to raise the quality of teaching and to identify further training needs. Children enjoy themselves and have fun while learning. The transition process is highly effective in preparing children for their move on to school. Children are confident, enthusiastic and highly motivated as they participate in challenging activities that promote their independence and provide them with the life skills they require. Staff work exceptionally well with parents, the local schools and lead professionals to support children. They share information that helps to ensure that children receive continuity in their care and learning, and additional support when required. Parents comment that they are very happy with the care and teaching offered to their children. Children behave well and play harmoniously together. They show care and respect for each other and learn to share toys and take turns during their play. It is not yet outstanding because: The manager does not always make full use of monitoring the environment and planned activities to identify any areas of the curriculum that may not be as well promoted as others to support children’s progress. Occasionally, staff miss opportunities to help further develop children’s speech and language skills during conversations.