Child 1st (Bakewell) Day Nursery

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Child 1st (Bakewell) Day Nursery


Name Child 1st (Bakewell) Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 April 2019
Address Derbyshire House, Bakewell, DE45 1EE
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Staff plan a good range of activities that follow children’s interests and build on what they already know. They use observation and assessment well to identify progress and next steps in learning for each child. • Staff teach children about the local community, wider world and differences and similarities between themselves and others. For instance, displays, resources and books reflect children’s backgrounds. Staff also take children on trips around the local area, for example to a residential care home. • Children clearly show a sense of well-being in the nursery. They are confident to approach staff for comfort and reassurance. Younger children settle to sleep readily and wake happily. Older children show good levels of independence as they choose what they want to do and are confident to initiate conversations with the staff. • Parents receive daily feedback from staff so that they are aware of what their children have done during the day. They speak positively about the recent changes in the nursery environment and feel it is a relaxed and stimulating setting. • Staff morale in the nursery is high. Staff speak of the supportive and encouraging management team, who offer an effective programme of professional development for them to enhance their own knowledge and skills. Self-evaluation is accurate and includes the views of parents, staff and children. • The management team is aware of the need for staff to receive regular supervision. However, they have not yet embedded this process to fully support and enhance staff professional development to the highest level. • Sometimes, quiet activities such as stories or games are interrupted as children move through the nursery as part of the daily routine. Children are not able to maintain their full attention at these times.