Stepping Stones Nursery


Name Stepping Stones Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 26 February 2016
Address 12 Stoney Road, COVENTRY, CV1 2NP
Phone Number 02476 222287
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The quality of teaching is excellent and staff have a superb understanding of how young children learn. Staff have extremely high expectations for what children can achieve. Learning experiences are innovative and inspiring. Children are highly motivated, confident and extremely eager to learn. Staff regularly observe children and make accurate assessments of what they know and can do. The active involvement of parents and staff’s comprehensive knowledge of each child lead to excellent planning for future learning. The strong management team is highly successful in supporting staff who work directly with children. Rigorous monitoring systems are in place to ensure accurate self-evaluation, leading to secure, continuous improvement. Staff continue to be highly motivated to extend their knowledge and skills. Regular training on safeguarding children is given a very high priority. Staff attend extensive training courses and implement new knowledge extremely well. Their superior teaching skills and experience help them to support children’s language development most effectively. Children with English as an additional language have many opportunities to use their first language in their play and learning. Children are very happy, settled and emotionally secure. All children are greeted with warmth by staff who clearly relish caring for them. Staff are highly sensitive towards children’s individual needs and the relationships they share are excellent.