Nelly’s Nursery

What is this page?

We are, a schools information website. This page is one of our school directory pages. This is not the website of Nelly’s Nursery.

What is Locrating?

Locrating is the UK's most popular and trusted school guide; it allows you to view inspection reports, admissions data, exam results, catchment areas, league tables, school reviews, neighbourhood information, carry out school comparisons and much more. Below is some useful summary information regarding Nelly’s Nursery.

To see all our data you need to click the blue button at the bottom of this page to view Nelly’s Nursery on our interactive map.

About Nelly’s Nursery

Name Nelly’s Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Address 27 Turney Road, LONDON, SE21 8LX
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Lambeth
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is outstanding

Children play and learn in an exceptionally well-planned environment. Leaders carefully consider the decoration of the nursery to keep it calm and welcoming. Staff regularly reflect on every aspect of the innovative and inspiring learning environment.

Children thrive in a space that supports their creativity and imagination. For example, children play with real fruits, vegetables and herbs in the home corner. This engages their senses as they experience the weight, feel and smell of a variety of foods.

Staff support children to use tools safely. For example, they cut up fruits and vegetables, carefully using kni...ves. This contributes to children's sense of responsibility and personal safety.

Children respond positively to the calm environment and apply themselves to their learning. For instance, they make imaginative pictures from a range of natural materials. They demonstrate excellent language skills as they describe their creations to attentive staff.

Children are happy and settled. They are immersed in their play and demonstrate high levels of confidence and self-esteem. Staff nurture children and respond to their needs with empathy and affection.

Staff encourage children to become highly motivated learners. Children have exemplary manners. They are courteous to staff and play exceptionally well with their friends.

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

Leaders work closely together to maintain high standards of care and education. New staff are nurtured from the beginning through a comprehensive induction and training programme. Ongoing coaching, mentoring and highly effective supervision build staff's knowledge and skills.

This ensures all staff understand the nursery ethos and deliver high-quality experiences to children.Leaders have implemented highly effective settling-in procedures. Staff take time to get to know children when they start.

They use the settling-in period to gather information from parents and learn about every child's care routines. Staff use this information effectively to build strong relationships with children and their parents. Transition between rooms is sensitively managed.

Children build a close relationship with their new key person and gradually settle into the new space.The high-quality environment supports an innovative and well-implemented curriculum. Leaders consider parent feedback and suggestions.

This supports the nursery's continuous drive for improvement. Leaders and the staff team meet regularly to ensure the smooth running of the nursery. This ensures the high quality of care and education is maintained.

Children make excellent progress from their starting points. Staff meticulously monitor children's attainment. They address concerns quickly when they identify gaps in learning or development.

All children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, make excellent progress from their starting points.Staff attend regular meetings with parents and other professionals. This means children's individual learning plans stay relevant and useful.

Staff implement and embed tailored approaches to support children's needs. Staff share information about children's progress with parents. They suggest ways parents can continue children's learning at home.

This supports a consistent approach towards children's learning. Parents say they are very pleased with the care their children receive.Staff are highly skilled at motivating children to remain involved and focused on activities.

For example, when making play dough, staff ask children to describe how their mixture feels. Staff ask children what they can add to their dough to change it. Children carefully consider if their mixture needs more flour or water adding.

This supports children to extend their thinking skills.Children have access to books in all areas of the nursery, including quieter reading nooks. Younger children confidently choose books to read with staff.

Staff expertly engage older children in factual texts. Children engage with a wide range of knowledge beyond their own experience. For instance, children explore the human body and demonstrate their existing knowledge.

This supports children's understanding of the wealth of knowledge contained within books. All children make excellent progress in their comprehension and listening skills.Children develop excellent independence skills and they learn to manage their self-care.

Children learn to use a knife and fork, confidently ask for help, and dress themselves from an early age. This means children are very well prepared for their eventual move to school.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

A comprehensive programme of training ensures all staff regularly update their safeguarding and child protection knowledge. Leaders have implemented effective policies and procedures which underpin excellent safeguarding practice. Staff can identify the signs and symptoms which may indicate that a child is at risk of harm.

All staff, including temporary staff, understand the procedures to follow should they have any concerns about the welfare of a child. All areas of the premises are safe and clean. Staff complete detailed risk assessments to maintain a safe environment for children, both indoors and outdoors.

Also at this postcode
Turney Primary and Secondary Special School

  Compare to
nearby nurseries