|Name||Hand in Hand Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||15 February 2019|
|Address||Newlands Children’s Centre, Dumpton Lane, RAMSGATE, Kent, CT11 7AJ|
|Phone Number||03000 420994|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is outstanding • The leadership at the nursery is inspiring. The manager is passionate about providing children with an imaginative nursery environment where their learning is given the utmost priority. The well-established and dedicated team of staff shares the same vision for quality and has the highest expectations for the children who attend. • Children are extremely independent. They enjoy investigating and problem solving. For example, older children explore mass and quantity to discover which pots hold the most and least amount of marbles and why. Staff ensure that mathematical skills are fully embedded in all areas of children’s play. • Children are exceedingly happy and demonstrate excellent manners and appropriate behaviour. Staff are incredibly skilled at supporting children to settle at nursery and help them manage their feelings. For instance, children place their hand up to show their friends they wish them to stop what they are doing and remind them they need to be kind and gentle when playing. • The manager meticulously monitors staff’s assessments of children’s development. This helps to make sure that any gaps in children’s learning are addressed quickly. For example, they use additional funding very effectively to support children to expand their communication and language skills further. • The highly impressive and constantly evolving outside play spaces give children extensive opportunities to exercise and practise their physical skills. For example, they are able to take small risks as they increase their climbing and balancing abilities.