Sunnybank Nursery


Name Sunnybank Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 30 July 2019
Address Sunnybank, Chesterfield Road, Calow, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S44 5UN
Phone Number 01246 555952
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstandingnThe teaching and interactions between the staff and children are of consistently high quality. Staff have a secure knowledge of children’s next steps in learning, which they identify accurately through high-quality assessments. Children make exceptional progress relative to their starting points. nThe manager meticulously monitors children’s development and reflects on data to ensure that children’s rapid progress is sustained. The additional funding for children in receipt of early years pupil premium is used to good effect. Highly targeted interventions ensure that every child makes excellent progress. nStaff skilfully weave mathematics into children’s play. For example, older children develop an awareness of mathematical concepts as they pour water from jugs and buckets. They recognise when they are ’empty’ and ’full’. Staff encourage the children to solve problems as they try and move water between objects using tubes and funnels, creating their own river flow. nChildren are visibly happy and well settled. They develop incredibly strong bonds with staff. Staff work highly effectively as a team and are committed to ensuring the well-being of all children. Babies enjoy cuddles and comfort from kind, caring and nurturing staff. nChildren learn to be kind and considerate towards each other. They share resources and equipment so that they each get a ’fair’ turn.nStaff encourage children to use and explore descriptive language to help broaden their vocabulary and enhance their learning. For example, they richly describe the texture of sensory play materials such as dough, pasta, fresh herbs and cereals. Staff describe the sound that children make with their actions, for example ’crunch’ when they stamp dinosaurs in cornflakes and ’squidge’ when they press their fingers in dough.nThe key-person system is highly effective in providing support for families and enabling children’s individual needs to be met. Staff know all children well and parents comment positively about the individualised care and attention each child receives.