|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||09 March 2017|
|Address||Little Gemz Day Nursery, Millrise Road, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST2 7DN|
|Phone Number||01782 545464|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is outstanding Teaching is outstanding. Staff use their excellent knowledge of the children to deliver a rich variety of activities and take every opportunity to respond to children’s interests and extend their learning to encourage them to make the best possible progress. Observation, planning and assessment systems are exceptionally rigorous and enable staff to plan precisely for each child. Consequently, children make rapid progress from their individual starting points. An excellent key-person system supports children to settle and form secure emotional attachments. Children’s individual needs are extremely well met and children demonstrate high levels of self-esteem and confidence. Parental engagement strategies are exemplary. Parents speak very highly of the nursery. They contribute to the assessments of their children’s achievements and staff keep them extremely well informed about their children’s progress. Robust evaluation of staff practice leads to well-focused development opportunities that result in highly effective teaching. For example, staff have implemented ideas gained from training courses to develop children’s early understanding of literacy. Younger children are fascinated as staff skilfully make their favourite nursery rhymes come alive through highly engaging sensory experiences. Leadership of the nursery is superb. All staff aspire to continually enhance their already exceptional practice and provide the highest quality care and learning opportunities for all children.