Next Step Nursery


Name Next Step Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 March 2017
Address Church Street, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5JZ
Phone Number 01444 455233
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 The manager and staff regularly observe children’s play and keep detailed records of their learning. They monitor the development of individual and groups of children closely. They use their good knowledge of the children to help them effectively plan for the next steps in their learning and close any gaps. Children make good progress from their starting points in learning. Staff build strong bonds with all children. They are consistently kind and caring and spend plenty of time playing with children in a positive way. Children are very happy, secure and ready to learn. Staff are very well supported and supervised by the ambitious manager. For example, they attend relevant training and have regular staff meetings to help update their skills and improve practice further. They continue to improve children’s outcomes. Parents are made very welcome and kept very well informed. Staff successfully involve them in their children’s learning. For example, staff invite parents to regular reviews and offer meaningful suggestions for activities to continue children’s learning at home. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally, planned group activities do not effectively engage all children’s interest to fully extend their learning. Staff do not consistently make the most of opportunities to support children’s understanding of the importance of healthy diets.