Dorrington Nursery

Name Dorrington Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Address Address: St Edward’s CofE Primary School, Shrewsbury, SY5 7JL
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Shropshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The manager has developed a clear action plan which has helped to promote continual improvement since registration.

She considers the views of others, including children and parents, to identify ways to enhance the quality of the nursery. • The manager makes effective use of additional funding she receives for children to help narrow gaps in their learning. For instance, she has funded music sessions for children which has helped them to become more expressive and imaginative.

• Staff help children to assess potential risks effectively. For example, during outings, staff involve children in identifying hazards and how to reduce the level of risk.... • Staff precisely focus their teaching to help children develop the skills they need for school.

They work closely with teachers from the host school to agree what teaching methods to use. This helps to promote continuity for children in their learning. Prior to starting school, older children can link letters to the sounds that they represent in words.

• Staff provide excellent opportunities for children to learn about the world. For instance, fortnightly, staff take children to a community event at the village hall. Children get to meet and interact with other people.

This helps them to learn about others and develop a sense of belonging in the community. • Key persons do not encourage parents to share detailed enough information about what their children know and can do when they start attending and throughout their time at the nursery. • Staff do not provide highly stimulating play opportunities for babies and toddlers to help further promote their engagement in learning and fully develop their sensory awareness.