Sparkling Minds Pre-School and Day Nursery

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About Sparkling Minds Pre-School and Day Nursery

Name Sparkling Minds Pre-School and Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Address Weston Park Farm, Weston-on-the-Green, BICESTER, Oxfordshire, OX25 3QE
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The highly qualified staff team creates an extremely warm, nurturing and inviting environment. Children settle tremendously well into the nursery.

They show high levels of confidence as they explore the activities and experiences with excitement. Children form excellent relationships with staff, who consistently model kindness and respect as they work together. Children behave exceptionally well.

Staff support children's communication and language skills well. Children are confident talkers, including those who speak English as an additional language. Children make good progress in all areas of learning, given their starting points.

Staff ...make use of their natural surroundings to enhance the children's understanding of the world. For example, they visit the local farm regularly. The management team ensures that training and supervision of staff are effective to help to support them well in their roles.

For example, staff went on training to enhance the learning environments for the two-year-olds. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally staff miss opportunities to help children to test their own ideas and solve problems for themselves. The management team does not use self-evaluation precisely to constantly raise the quality of teaching and children's outcomes to the highest possible levels.