Little Red Hen Day Nursery

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About Little Red Hen Day Nursery

Name Little Red Hen Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Address Units 3-5 Waltham Road, Grove Business Park, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority WindsorandMaidenhead
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is good

Children are happy and settled in the caring and nurturing nursery. They build strong relationships with staff and their peers and receive cuddles and comfort as needed, to support their emotional well-being.

All children are warmly welcomed in this fully inclusive setting. Staff ensure children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive additional support as needed. They make adaptations to ensure children access the full curriculum.

Any additional funding is spent appropriately.Children confidently demonstrate what they know and can do, they recall past experiences to extend their current They excitedly talk about visiting the local cafe for a snack and the police visiting with a car they were able to sit in.

Children's behaviour is good. They share and take turns with their friends and are beginning to manage their own feelings and to be aware of those of their peers. Children understand the expectations and routines of the setting, as staff offer gentle reminders of these, where necessary.

Children are excited and inspired by the activities staff plan for them. Older children show great interest in real life experiences, such as making tea, coffee and hot chocolate. This promotes conversations relating to oral health and what is and is not good for their teeth.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

Managers and staff have made significant improvements since the last inspection. For instance, they have successfully put in place new cleaning routines to ensure the premises are safe and hygienic for children. Managers are aware where they need to focus now and make further improvements.

Managers and staff develop and implement an effective early years curriculum. They carefully consider children's interests and what they know children need to learn next, to build on their knowledge and skills. Consequently, all children make good progress in their learning, including those who may be disadvantaged.

Despite this, there are less opportunities for some children who prefer to learn outside.Staff provide interesting and exciting activities, which hold children's attention and they concentrate well. Younger children enjoy puzzles and creative activities.

Older children love making their own dough. They then use this to make cakes and share these with their friends and staff.Staff gather helpful information from parents before children start nursery.

They complete home visits and ask parents to complete an 'All about me' form to ensure they get to know the children and their families. All children have a language and communication assessment on entry. This helps to ensure staff understand what children know and can do, from the outset.

Managers and staff promote children's developing communication and language well across the nursery. Staff support them to learn new words and develop the ability to hold two-way conversations. Children are confident in sharing their thoughts and ideas.

They delight in joining in with familiar stories and songs. Although, the interactions and teaching for children is not always of consistently high quality across the staff team.Staff know children well and work closely with parents and others to ensure their needs are met.

However, staff do not always communicate their plans for children's next steps in learning well enough with parents. This does not ensure parents know how to continue to support learning at home.Children confidently make independent choices in their play, and around the food they would like to eat.

They learn how to do things for themselves, such as fastening coats and shoes and when using cutlery. Children can communicate their own needs well, either verbally, with gestures, signs or using visual aids.Staff receive regular one- to-one meetings to support their own personal effectiveness and well-being.

They access training and professional development opportunities to improve their own knowledge and skills, particularly around their work supporting children with SEND.Parents are very happy with the nursery and the support they receive. They appreciate the daily exchanges of information about their children.

Parents of children with SEND speak highly of the tailored learning and care in place. They value how staff work with other professionals, to support children's individual needs.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Safeguarding is given high priority in the nursery. Staff ensure children are cared for in a safe environment. They use risk assessment well to identify, remove and minimise hazards to children.

Managers follow robust recruitment processes to ensure those caring for children are suitable to do so. All staff have a secure knowledge and understanding of the potential signs and symptoms of abuse. They also fully understand appropriate referral procedures to ensure children are kept safe.

All staff receive regular training to make sure their knowledge remains current. Managers check staff's knowledge regularly through quizzes and discussion, ensuring they would be able to take the correct action in the event of a concern for welfare.

What does the setting need to do to improve?

To further improve the quality of the early years provision, the provider should: continue to improve the outdoor curriculum to fully support those children who prefer to learn outdoors nenhance the already good partnerships with parents, so that all parents are fully informed about the future plans for their children's learning and how they can further support their learning at home nimprove the ongoing coaching and support for staff, so teaching is consistently strong across the nursery.

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