Habonim Nursery

Name Habonim Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 20 December 2019
Address 11 Upper Park Road, Salford, Lancashire, M7 4HY
Phone Number 0161 740 3826
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is outstanding

Staff and the management team are committed to providing children with experiences which will support their future successes. For instance, they organise trips which help children to immerse themselves in cultures, lifestyles and traditions outside of their own personal experiences. Children recount these trips with excited enthusiasm for weeks after they have happened, showing the impact they have had. For example, children visit a traditional Indian sweet shop to watch celebratory desserts and sweets being made. They learn about the significance of these treats and explore the festival of Diwali. Parents appreciate this and recognise that the setting provides children with knowledge and experiences they have never encountered before.Children demonstrate unapologetic enthusiasm for learning and discovery. They are curious, quizzical and eager. They intently work through any difficulties, not giving up until they achieve their desired end result. For example, all children freely access all creative tools and materials. They decide independently what to create without any adult guidance. Children recognise when their creations are not appearing quite as they have intended and change their tactics without feeling upset. For instance, they draw guidance lines on paper to ensure that when they cut with scissors, they follow the desired path. As a result of this impressive resilience, children are immensely proud of their creations. The warm, dedicated and knowledgeable staff work extremely hard to build meaningful relationships with every child. They naturally delve into children’s lives to find what is important to them and use this information to enhance their learning and development. As a result, key-person relationships are positive, informed and uniquely beneficial for every child.

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

nChildren behave exceptionally well, showing concern, consideration and respect for both their peers and adults. For example, when their peers fall over, children immediately check they are all right and stop what they are doing to help them up, even if they are unhurt. They show maturity beyond their years as they put the needs of their friends first and demonstrate kind, selfless behaviour.nThe management team supports children who speak English as an additional language supremely well. Each child is provided with an individual photographic timeline which is personalised to them, for instance using photographs of family members, children’s own clothes and their comfort toys. As a result of this individualised approach, staff have observed a substantial reduction in children’s frustration and upset, as they can now communicate their needs effectively. This has also hugely promoted children’s communication and language development.nParents comment that the management team and staff are devoted to making their children ’feel important, loved and wanted’. They value this immensely. Parents feel extremely included in their children’s development and are provided with guidance to support their next steps in learning at home. Therefore, children experience consistent, tailored learning both at the setting and at home.nThe quality of teaching is consistently excellent. Children’s early literacy skills are particularly expertly supported. Children beam with delight, giggle and are completely transfixed during story time. Staff use intonation, rhyme and tone to make everyday traditional stories spring to life. Children are amazed as staff use puppets to act out scenes from stories. They immediately request ’another story please’, showing they are developing a real love for literature. This is particularly evident as children independently recreate stories outdoors during their ’child-initiated’ playtime. They search for beloved characters in the bushes, or create them using sticks and stones. Children enthusiastically chant lines from books and place themselves within stories by acting out scenes while jumping in muddy puddles.nStaff are unwaveringly passionate, especially with regards to preparing children for their transitions. Pre-school staff, for instance, are committed to providing children with the emotional confidence and resilience to excel in primary school. They continuously equip children with the ability to discuss, understand and recognise emotions. This means children can eloquently perceive both their own feelings and those of their peers. For example, they spontaneously and maturely discuss how their toys may be feeling, what could have caused their emotions and how they could help to resolve these.nThe members of the management team are excellent leaders who constantly strive for improvement. For example, they have recently invested in specialist training for staff working with babies. This training has enabled staff to understand intrinsically how to best support the brain development of the youngest children. As a result, staff work tirelessly to validate the feelings of babies, stimulate their development and support their progression and fulfilment.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.The members of the management team create a robust culture of safeguarding in this setting. They are extremely focused on promoting the security of the building and hence minimising the risk of harm to children. For example, the setting employs a full-time security guard to man the front gates and ensure no unwanted visitors gain access to the grounds. All staff have a secure understanding of their safeguarding responsibilities. They understand the steps they must take should they have concerns about a child or concerns about the management team. All staff confidently recognise signs and symptoms which may indicate a child is being abused.