Acorns Day Nursery


Name Acorns Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 June 2017
Address 174 Brooklands Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 3RA
Phone Number 0161 973 9199
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The dedicated manager and provider lead the nursery with passion and determination. They aspire to be outstanding and have developed a culture where only the best is good enough. A real sense of teamwork and shared vision pervades the setting. Self-evaluation is strong. Improvement plans are sharply focused and include the views of parents, children and staff. The management team’s capacity to continually improve and drive forward change is good. Partnership working is a strength of the nursery. Parents are kept well informed of their child’s developmental progress and receive regular newsletters. Links with the local authority, community and external childcare professionals are good. Children’s physical development is given high priority. Staff skilfully plan interesting and challenging activities which promote children’s large-muscle development. The outdoor learning area has been carefully planned to ignite interest and promote curiosity. Children of all ages make rapid gains in their physical development. It is not yet outstanding because: Although the manager has a good overview of the progress of individual children, she is not yet closely monitoring information about the progress made by different groups of children. Staff have not considered further ways for children to use the good range of technological equipment more frequently in their play.