|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||08 December 2015|
|Address||St Wulstans Building, Heart of Worcestershire College, Deansway, Worcester, WR1 2JF|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is outstanding Parents and young children are reassured by very well-planned, unhurried settling-in arrangements. These ensure children, parents and staff get to know each other very well. Young children form close bonds with the caring staff. Parents feel confident from the start to talk to staff about their children’s care, learning and development. Babies and toddlers are nurtured and thrive. Their routines and care, health and dietary needs are fully understood and calmly and conscientiously met by staff. They work closely with parents to regularly review and update this information. The manager and staff have a thorough knowledge of children’s starting points and progress. They draw on their regular, precise assessments to identify relevant, challenging next steps for each child’s learning. The manager and staff skilfully use this information to focus their planning and teaching on developing children’s understanding and skills and promoting their outstanding progress. Babies and toddlers are extremely confident, purposeful learners. They relish the support and encouragement of the attentive manager and staff and eagerly explore the most welcoming and child-friendly surroundings. The quality of teaching and care is outstanding. Robust recruitment, induction and staff performance and development procedures ensure the manager, staff and students are well qualified, highly skilled and knowledgeable. Their excellent team work means children are extremely well cared for and experience exciting learning opportunities. Excellent partnerships with other agencies ensure thorough well-coordinated arrangements for keeping vulnerable children safe. This also supports disabled children and those with special educational needs to make rapid progress. Exemplary information sharing with other providers ensures young children have continuity of care and education when they move on from the nursery.