Happy Days Day Nursery Abbey Meads Swindon


Name Happy Days Day Nursery Abbey Meads Swindon
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 07 March 2019
Address Abbey Meads Village Centre, Elstree Way, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 4YX
Phone Number 01872 511020
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This is a provision that requires improvement • The management team’s systems for monitoring staff practice are developing. However, some staff do not fully understand their roles and responsibilities in maintaining children’s well-being and providing quality learning experiences. • Not all staff set up group activities well. Children have to wait for staff to find the resources for them to use and become restless or bored. Staff do not consistently explain what children need to do to help them to learn well from the beginning of new activities. Children do not always make the progress of which they are capable. • Not all staff provide children with clear, consistent messages to help them understand what is expected of them at different times in the routine. • On occasion, staff miss when children need help to resolve disputes or to join in with activities. • Not all staff make the most of opportunities to support children’s learning outdoors and some miss chances to use spontaneous events, such as the blossom falling from the trees, to stimulate children’s curiosity and engagement. It has the following strengths • There are new and exciting environments for children to explore. Most children are motivated and eager to learn.