Hackenthorpe Hall Nursery


Name Hackenthorpe Hall Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 September 2018
Address Hackenthorpe Hall, Main Street, Sheffield, S12 4LB
Phone Number 0114 2483737
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • The managers and their well-qualified staff share high expectations for children’s enjoyment and achievement during their time in the nursery. Staff work well as a team to create an engaging and stimulating environment for all age groups. • All groups of children achieve well during their time in the nursery. Children are prepared well for the next stage of their education. Staff work closely with parents and with other professionals to support children’s achievement and address any gaps in their learning. • Staff make good use of information from parents to accurately assess children’s achievement when they first join the nursery. They carefully track children’s progress over time to plan challenging activities built on children’s interests and enthusiasms. • Staff successfully help children to develop in independence, confidence and self-awareness. Children are well behaved and inquisitive. • Staff strongly promote children’s health and well-being. For example, children are involved in dental hygiene projects to help them understand the value of cleaning their teeth regularly. It is not yet outstanding because: • Occasionally, the activities staff plan do not have a clear enough focus to ensure children make the best rates of progress. • Staff do not consistently encourage children to think and respond for themselves.