Busy Bees Day Nursery


Name Busy Bees Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 01 December 2016
Address ROSE HILL, MORESBY, WHITEHAVEN, CUMBRIA, CA28 6SF
Phone Number 01946 691 541
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The long-standing and well-qualified staff team works well together to meet the needs of the children. Reflective practice is well embedded and staff are actively involved in monitoring all areas of practice. The manager is committed and ambitious for the success of the nursery. Areas for improvements are quickly addressed, demonstrating the nursery’s capacity to maintain ongoing improvements. Children are happy and enjoy their time at nursery. The well established key-person systems help children form secure attachments, promoting their well-being and confidence to explore and learn. Children make good progress in their learning. Staff form effective partnerships with agencies and other professionals. They work closely together to provide consistent care and support for children. This is particularly evident for those children who have special educational needs. Advice received is threaded effectively into planning and ensures children receive a consistent approach from all adults working with them. It is not yet outstanding because: The arrangements for the supervision of staff, particularly performance management, are not sufficiently rigorous. These processes do not yet provide the manager with incisive evaluation that informs a focused programme of professional development to drive forward the quality of teaching to an even higher level. Staff do not always gather a wide range of detailed information from parents when children first attend with regard to their developmental progress at home, in order to inform early assessments. Children have fewer opportunities to explore the world around them and engage in exploratory based play, particularly when they are learning outdoors.