Almond House Nursery


Name Almond House Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 29 March 2019
Address 9 Forest Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8EU
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • Leaders and managers are excellent role models. Their professionalism and superior expectations are reflected in staff’s outstanding commitment, knowledge, proficiency and high-quality teaching. Staff question children exceptionally well to assess and build on their learning and ignite their natural curiosity as learners. • Children develop high levels of confidence and emotional well-being. They build extremely secure attachments to staff who are loving and nurturing. Wonderful settling-in programmes include first-rate information sharing with parents. This continues, subsequently, resulting in staff meeting children’s individual care and learning needs magnificently. • Staff undertake second-to-none observation and assessment. They meticulously plan for children, all of whom make substantial and sustained progress. Staff promptly identify children working below expectations through in-depth analysis of data. This superbly informs impressive comprehensive early intervention action plans. • Staff give excellent consideration to children’s physical well-being. For example, the nursery has gained a healthy lifestyle award. The well-qualified nursery chef undertakes cookery school sessions with children. They follow recipe cards and talk about nutrition and the origins of food. Children take what they have cooked home and recipes are distributed to parents. • Children take part in a wealth of meticulously planned activities within highly accessible, safe, rich and captivating learning environments. These engage and challenge children superbly. Staff also help children to develop excellent behaviour and friendships, independence and extensive knowledge and skills in readiness for school. • Staff’s qualifications, rigorous monitoring of their practice and continued professional development contributes to the outstanding provision. This is strengthened by exhaustive self-reflection tools and precisely targeted improvements. Parents actively share their views through extensive feedback systems, such as the ’question of the moment’ initiative and comprehensive questionnaires.