Cheeky Chums Day Nursery

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About Cheeky Chums Day Nursery

Name Cheeky Chums Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Address 14-15 North Parade, Mollison Way, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 5QH
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Harrow
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is outstanding

The management and staff team are passionate about providing high-quality, inclusive care and education to all. They strive to constantly enhance all areas of practice to the highest possible level.

Children develop strong bonds with the staff and show extremely positive attitudes and a thirst for learning. They settle in very well and thrive in this highly nurturing, caring and welcoming environment.Children are offered an inspiring range of activities, which quickly capture their interest and help them to develop a positive attitude to learning.

Young children excitedly twirl and move their bodies to music, an...d they delight in splashing water and seeing where the water is landing. Staff sit alongside and offer lots of support and encouragement. Older children immerse themselves in imaginary play.

They prepare for a wedding, as they put bangles and a bindi on a member of staff. The staff are highly skilled in promptly identifying any gaps in children's learning and development, and seek early support. Children benefit from a variety of interesting activities which are designed to give them knowledge and experiences to succeed in life.

Staff successfully provide opportunities for children which they may not experience at home. For example, they have introduced a nursery library, which enables children to borrow books from the nursery to read at home.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

Staff are excellent role models and teach children fundamental life skills.

Children are polite, well mannered and considerate towards their friends. They relish in opportunities to play together. Children's behaviour is exceptional.

They demonstrate high levels of engagement.The management and staff team have very high expectations for all children. Staff are inspirational teachers and have exceptional knowledge of their key children.

They meticulously assess what children know and can do, including what they have been doing at home. They plan precisely for children's next steps in learning.Children are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage in their learning and the eventual move on to school.

Staff expertly support children's language development. Younger children join in with favourite songs animatedly. They squeal with delight and clap along to the rhythm and rhyme of music.

Older children confidently read three-letter words by 'sounding out' the letters, as they blend sounds to read in words. They know the letters in their names and scribe their names with ease.Staff place high importance on promoting children's communication skills.

They actively implement new ideas that build on children's interest, to improve outcomes for children. For example, older children enjoy playing in the book area where they have created a 'Gruffalo house', following the 'wow story of the month'. They discuss and re-enact the story with their peers.

Staff maximise opportunities to develop children's mathematical skills and make learning thoroughly enjoyable. For example, younger children count the 'splashes' they make as they play with water, and confidently say number names in order up to 10. They pour and look to see if the scoop is 'full' and learn to complete simple jigsaw puzzles.

Children enjoy nutritious and healthy meals and snacks. They develop excellent levels of independence. For instance, they learn to put on their own hats and coats to play outside in the innovative garden.

Older children confidently attend to their own self-care and toileting needs.Many of the staff are multilingual and support children's home language as well as English exceptionally well. Staff skilfully tune into children's communication and repeat both languages to promote their listening and understanding skills.

All children, including those who speak English as an additional language, develop confidence in their language and communication skills.Parents' comments are overwhelmingly positive. They are inspired to take an active role in their child's learning.

Managers actively seek and embrace the views of parents, staff and children to continually enhance the quality of the provision. Parent representatives of the nursery meet with the management team each term to discuss any issues parents may have.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Children's safety is a priority and is deeply embedded into daily practice. For instance, staff keep their knowledge up to date by having 'a question for the day' and by regularly attending training. Staff have an excellent knowledge of safeguarding procedures.

They know what to do should they be worried about the welfare or safety of a child. They can identify the signs and symptoms which may indicate that children are at risk of harm. Staff are extremely vigilant and, through rigorous risk assessments, ensure the environment is safe and secure.

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