Cherry Field Nursery

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About Cherry Field Nursery

Name Cherry Field Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Address Long Grove Park, Long Grove Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8TF
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Surrey
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is outstanding

The manager and staff create an exceptionally warm and inclusive environment, where all children, particularly those who are learning English as an additional language, feel valued and are extremely well cared for. Staff have excellent relationships with the children and their parents, showing interest in their home lives and putting support in place to help parents continue the learning at home.

Staff listen extremely well to parents when they discuss their children, offering exemplary advice and care.Children are happy and confident. Staff are exceptional role models for the children and support the children incredibly... well to be polite and kind to each other.

A result of this is the children behave exceptionally well. Children support each other to learn key skills, such as doing up zips on coats and understanding 'more than' and 'less than' in number activities. Children are exceptionally engaged in learning and play.

They have the freedom to make choices and, therefore, they become extremely independent learners. Staff impressively learn key words in other languages so all children are included and feel valued. Older children can recognise and write their own names, put coats on and pour their own drinks at mealtimes, enabling them to be exceptionally well prepared for the next stage in their learning, such as school.

Staff are highly skilled at extending and consolidating children's learning by creating inspiring activities from the children's interests. This means older children learn about mixing colours, while younger children strengthen their physical skills through dance, cooking and yoga activities. Babies develop language and listening skills through staff providing a narrative during their play and creating exciting messy-play experiences for them.

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

Respect and kindness are thoroughly embedded throughout the setting. Staff are extremely mindful of the children's feeling and allow the children time to explore and discuss issues in a safe and secure environment.Children discuss their feelings during circle times and discuss the importance of taking turns in conversation and listening to others.

Children learn about similarities and differences in other cultures and festivals. For instance, staff invite visitors into the setting to share their cultures and traditions with children.Children display exceptionally high levels of social skills and are kind and considerate towards each other.

Staff praise children for their achievements and positive behaviour, and are exemplary role models.Staff take opportunities to develop children's conversations and activities by asking challenging questions and allowing children the time to think and respond. As a result, children are confident to try new activities and are excited to learn.

Staff extend the children's language and listening skills extremely well. They use sign language with babies and provide a narrative for children as they play. For older children, they introduce new vocabulary to enrich and further enhance their learning experiences.

Staff are extremely driven to improve their practice. Staff have clear targets that they work towards, which are regularly reviewed.Staff feel valued and listened to by the management.

They comment on how they receive excellent support in regards to training, their well-being and mental health.The staff's high expectations of the children mean they take part in awe-inspiring and challenging activities. For example, younger children take part in treasure hunts and mark making in magic foam, while older children enjoy physical activities outside such as building birds' nests and gardening.

Managers continuously strive to improve experiences for the children. They are developing the outside areas for the children to further enhance their physical and exploratory play.Parents are highly complimentary about the nursery.

They say staff go above and beyond in their caring for the children and are extremely helpful while setting the children clear boundaries.Staff share information about the children exceptionally well with other settings and prepare the children for activities at school, such as getting changed for sports, cooking and language lessons.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

The management team provides staff with an extremely thorough and rigorous safeguarding training programme. This equips staff with excellent detailed knowledge of safeguarding and the wider knowledge needed to understand the signs and symptoms which indicate a child is at risk. Staff thoroughly understand how to safeguard children against female genital mutilation and extremism, and recognise signs and symptoms of abuse.

The managers and staff have worked extremely hard to put extra training in place and respond extremely swiftly to any concerns. Continuous excellent risk assessment of activities, resources and areas that children use ensures children are kept safe and minimises the risk of accidents occurring. The management and staff are quick to identify children's absences and document pre-existing home injuries thoroughly.

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