Grasmere Nursery and Tadpoles Baby and Toddler Unit

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Grasmere Nursery and Tadpoles Baby and Toddler Unit

Name Grasmere Nursery and Tadpoles Baby and Toddler Unit
Ofsted Inspections
Address Icknield Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 2BT
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Luton
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • Governors, the head teacher and senior leaders are committed to driving the highest quality care and education. They encourage staff to consider how they promote children’s learning and development effectively through their own high-quality teaching and interactions. • Children thrive in the unit.

They move around selecting activities and equipment that interest them, triggering high levels of concentration while they explore and experiment. • Staff immerse children in a language-rich environment. They speak clearly, narrating what babies and very young children are doing.

Staff give children time to formulate answers to questions, helping children practise and develop their growing vocabularies. • Staff support parents to access additional help and advice outside of the unit, such as attending meetings and welcoming other professionals into the unit. This contributes to continuity of progress for children.

• Babies are nurtured by highly responsive staff to help them feel safe and secure. They lean on the shoulders of staff when they are cuddled and giggle while staff use finger rhymes during their play together. Staff follow sleep routines that babies have at home to help them settle quickly in their new environment.

• Highly accurate monitoring of children’s progress assists the head teacher and governors to produce school improvements plans that focus on children’s well-being and learning. The head teacher and her senior team swiftly identify any emerging weaknesses and rapidly act to address these. Comprehensive evaluation of the impact of any changes made help ensure that continuous improvements are highly effective.