Stepping Stones Day Nursery


Name Stepping Stones Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 14 March 2017
Address 29 Reform Street, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 4JX
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 outstanding The whole staff team is thoroughly committed to ensuring they provide a high-quality service to children and their families. Highly effective and finely tuned reflective practice enables them to constantly identify and address areas they can improve. Partnerships with parents are exemplary. The information they provide contributes significantly to the staff’s success in accurately planning for and meeting each child’s needs. Parents are fully informed about and agree their children’s next steps in learning. They are actively involved in supporting their children’s learning at home and in the nursery. Teaching is outstanding because staff know the children in their groups extremely well and have an excellent understanding of how young children learn. They use their knowledge of individual children’s development and interests to ensure that the children make rapid progress in their learning and acquire skills quickly. The behaviour of children is excellent in this happy and friendly nursery. Children quickly learn that their ideas are valued and that they will be listened to. They are excited to join in with activities indoors and outdoors showing a keen curiosity, focus and interest as they complete the challenges set for them. Strong support from a key person for each child helps children to develop secure emotional attachments quickly. Children are provided with a nurturing environment and are supported to develop positive relationships with their peers. They are extremely happy and confident and they demonstrate a positive sense of belonging. The manager robustly tracks and monitors children’s development very effectively. Information from this is used to develop staff training and specific educational programmes for the children so that all gaps in learning close very swiftly.