Ickle Pickles Nursery

Name Ickle Pickles Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 July 2019
Address 1 School Mews, School Lane, Iwade, SITTINGBOURNE, Kent, ME9 8UW
Phone Number 01795 474551
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 good • Staff establish positive relationships with children and get to know their personalities well. Children have a good sense of belonging and positive levels of well-being. • Staff help to keep parents fully informed and involved in their children’s learning. Staff share ideas with them to enjoy at home with their children. For example, they share mathematical game ideas, such as recognising numbers in walks in the environment. • The manager and staff evaluate their practice together effectively. They hold daily discussions to consider how well the day’s activities motivated children to learn. They use their findings to make challenging targets and develop their practice. This helps to keep children engaged and supports them to make good progress in their learning. • All children behave well and they are polite. They know what is expected of them and confidently follow the rules. Even the youngest children sign ’please’ and ’thank you’. • Staff support children to prepare for their eventual move to school effectively. For example, older children count with confidence as they play and younger children enjoy listening to number songs. • Children have good opportunities to explore and investigate. Older children complete simple experiments, such as exploring the concept of sinking and floating. Younger children have access to a variety of natural and sensory play opportunities. • Staff do not consistently provide all children with enough time to think and then answer questions, to support them to develop their listening and speaking skills even further. • Staff do not provide enough opportunities to fully encourage children to understand the importance of following good health and hygiene routines.