Poppies Nursery

Name Poppies Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 14 October 2015
Address St Mary’s Lower School, Rook Tree Lane, STOTFOLD, Bedfordshire, SG5 4DL
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The well-qualified staff consistently use excellent teaching methods. They enthusiastically follow children’s interests and confidently extend their learning so that all children thrive. The exceptionally well-established key-person system ensures that parents are fully aware of what their children have been doing and how they are progressing. When children first start attending the nursery, staff watch them to find out about their personalities and interests before carefully matching them with a key person. This helps children build exceptionally strong bonds very quickly. The owner and her senior management team use robust selection and recruitment procedures to ensure that all staff are suitable to work with children and are qualified for their specific role within the nursery. New staff receive support through an in-depth induction to make sure they follow and understand all the nursery’s policies and procedures. Staff understand and respect that children learn in many different ways. The outside area is as well resourced as the inside. Children are immersed in purposeful activity as they explore and experiment. They return to favourite activities, helping them to solve even more complex problems as they build upon their prior learning. The owner constantly reviews and evaluates every aspect of the nursery. The views of staff, parents, children and other professionals are highly valued. Their ideas and views, which are regularly requested, are incorporated into actions to adapt and enhance the exceptionally high-quality care and education. Children behave exceptionally well within the nursery. Staff gently remind them to walk inside the playroom, to be kind to each other and to share the playthings and equipment. Children help to tidy up, continuing to solve problems as they stack building blocks in their box and sort coloured crayons to different containers.