Oakwood House & Forest School

Name Oakwood House & Forest School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Oakwood House, 2 Hungerford Road, HUDDERSFIELD, HD3 3AL
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Kirklees
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (16 May 2013)
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Information about the setting

Oakwood House Day Nursery was opened in July 2010. It is on the Early Years Register and the compulsory part of the Childcare Register. It is one of four nurseries owned by Portland Nurseries Ltd. The nursery operates from a spacious grade II listed Georgian building in Edgerton, Huddersfield. It has extensive grounds and woodland areas for outside play. The nursery is open Monday to Friday, from 7.30am until 6.30pm and is closed for bank holidays and two company training days. The nursery serves the local area and is accessible to all children. Children attend for a variety of sessions. There are currently 127 children attending who are in the early years age group. The nursery provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children. It supports a number of children with special needs and/or disabilities. The nursery employs 22 members of childcare staff. The manager and one member of staff hold Early Years Professional Status and all the staff hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 3 or above. Three members of staff are Forest School Leaders. Oakwood House is a member of the National Day Nursery Association and of the Institute of Outdoor Learning. The group has the 10 Year Award for Investors in People. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: enhance further the indoor environment, particularly in the baby and the toddler rooms, so that opportunities for young children and babies to have times of calm, comfort and relaxing sensory experiences, are extended.