Characters Day Nursery


Name Characters Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Richmond House, 49 Alma Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4HE
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Plymouth
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (24 June 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Staff provide parents with detailed information about children’s progress and work closely with them to support children’s learning at home. Parents comment positively about the nursery, praising the caring and friendly staff team. • Staff know the children well and are sensitive to their needs, which helps them to settle in quickly. For example, staff initiate and join in with games enthusiastically as soon as children arrive, to make children feel welcome and help them enjoy their time at the nursery. • Staff assess children accurately and use this information to plan activities that link with their individual next steps in learning. Children make good progress. • The provider has a positive attitude to raising standards at the nursery. For example, since the last inspection, she has sourced training for staff on how to make the most of stories to enhance children’s learning. Staff support children to sit nicely and listen with interest, and initiate animated discussion about the illustrations. • The provider offers support for staff to strengthen the quality of teaching. However, this is not as effective as it could be as staff do not consistently challenge the more able children so they get the most out of activities. • At times, staff do not engage the less-confident children in as much discussion as they do the other children, to extend all children’s communication and language as much as possible. • The provider has not established close links with other settings attended by children, to share information and enable more consistency in children’s learning.