Headstart Nursery


Name Headstart Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 15 January 2016
Address The Old School, Dudley Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9AB
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding Leadership and management are exemplary. The extremely effective supervision systems in place ensure teaching is consistently of an inspirational quality. Staff are exceptionally responsive to meet all children’s individual needs. Staff demonstrate high expectations for all children. The leadership team values and actively seeks the views of staff, parents and children. They ensure all children continue to reach high levels of achievement. Activities are inspiring and meticulously planned. They consistently provide children with learning experiences that provide optimal challenge. They ignite children’s curiosity, stimulate their imaginations and spark their creativity. Staff make accurate assessments of the progress children make. These and the robust monitoring of the achievements made by different groups of children, quickly identify where children may be slow to develop. Children are extremely confident and very self-assured. They behave exceptionally well. They do not distract others or become distracted themselves. Children enthusiastically explore the exceptionally motivating outdoor resources and equipment. This helps them to develop their skills of movement and coordination. The wealth of excellent construction materials, building catalogues and car manuals particularly, help to promote boys’ reading and writing skills. Children make consistently high rates of progress in relation to their starting points. They are energetic learners, confident communicators and assertive problem solvers. Successful relationships with other childcare professionals ensure that all children, including disabled children and those with special educational needs, get the additional support they need.