Hanford Day Nursery


Name Hanford Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 30 January 2017
Address Church Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 4QD
Phone Number 01782 641212
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The management team expertly oversees the quality of teaching and learning. The well-qualified staff have an excellent understanding of how children learn. They use a wide range of highly successful teaching strategies that ensure children make very rapid progress. The management team skilfully analyses and reflects on the progress of individual and specific groups of children and compares them across the nursery. This helps staff to plan an exceptionally stimulating learning environment that supports children to strengthen and deepen their skills across all areas of their learning. The management team regularly seeks the views of parents, children, staff and the local authority advisers, including those who support children who have special educational needs or disabilities. This helps to identify precise and sharply focused targets that drive forward ongoing improvements, in order to offer all children optimal challenge and support. Children’s social and emotional development is supported extremely well. Staff enthusiastically use every interaction as an opportunity to build relationships and develop children’s understanding and use of language. Children form secure emotional attachments with their key person through highly effective settling-in procedures. The outdoor learning environment is organised exceptionally well to fully support all the areas of learning. Staff have expertly represented the community that children live in throughout the outdoor areas. Children enjoy imaginative role play in the cafe, garage, village shop and builder’s yard. Each area provides plenty of stimulus for imagination. For example, the cafe has its own mud kitchen.