Hampton Nursery


Name Hampton Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 March 2015
Address 26 Browns Lane, Knowle, Solihull, B93 9BE
Phone Number 01564 772211
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff use gradual settling-in sessions to spend time getting to know the children and gaining information about their achievements so far from parents and previous carers. Good relationships continue to ensure that parents are kept well informed and involved in their child’s developmental progress. Parents speak highly of the nursery and often recommend the services to family and friends. Partnerships with other professionals are very strong. This cohesive approach means that children’s all-round development and learning needs are well met. Staff quickly spot when children are not reaching expected developmental milestones and work very effectively together to support children in catching up with their peers. Children are happy because staff provide a caring and nurturing environment. They form strong attachments with key persons and other staff. This means that children’s emotional well-being is positively promoted. Children relish the responsibility of being a helper for the day. This develops their confidence and self-esteem, which prepares them well for the next stages in learning and for their eventual move to school. Safeguarding arrangements are thorough and children are safe and secure at nursery. Staff have completed safeguarding training. Furthermore, regularly planned staff discussions ensure that they know the action they need to take should they have any concerns about a child’s welfare. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always make their expectations of behaviour consistently clear to older children. Staff do not make full use of outdoor areas to help children to learn about the natural world or to build on their good physical skills.