Abbey Children’s Day Nursery

Name Abbey Children’s Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 August 2017
Address 8 Abbey Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TX
Phone Number 01228 524 990
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff nurture children’s emotional well-being particularly well. Effective settling-in procedures and the warm welcome provided by staff, help children to feel safe and secure in the nursery and form positive attachments with their key person. The leadership and management of the nursery are strong. The manager shows a strong drive to providing high-quality care and education for children. The long-standing staff team share this vision and show a firm commitment to their roles. Self-evaluation is effective in supporting the continual improvement of the nursery. Staff greatly encourage parents to be involved in their children’s learning. There is an effective two-way flow of communication where parents share observations from home and receive much information about their children’s learning at nursery. Partnerships with other professionals are equally well established. Staff place high priority on using children’s interests and experiences from home to enhance their learning within the nursery, including activities and the nursery learning environment. This enables children to contribute in their own way and draw upon their personal experiences, complementing their learning very well. All children make good progress. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally, the deployment of staff does not always support children’s learning needs well enough, particularly during changes to the usual staffing arrangements. Staff are not always perceptive to spontaneously providing challenge for children and supporting their learning ideas.