The Acorns Nursery and Forest School

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About The Acorns Nursery and Forest School

Name The Acorns Nursery and Forest School
Ofsted Inspections
Address 59 Denmans Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2JN
Type Childcare on Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority WestSussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • The inspirational owner values her exceptionally hard-working manager and staff enormously. She invests extensively in high-quality continued professional development and supervision and, together, they work as an extremely effective team. All staff regularly observe each other's practice and share their expertise, identifying and sharing their innovative ideas through highly reflective feedback.

• The owner, manager and staff build superb relationships with all children. Their wonderfully nurturing approach helps children to feel exceedingly happy, secure and settled. Staff value children's individuality extremely highly and are completely to their every need.

Children flourish and feel completely at home in the nursery. • The manager and staff assess children's learning meticulously. They have extensive systems to help immediately identify any gaps in individual and groups of children's learning and offer further support.

Staff ensure all children reach their full potential. • Staff provide parents with extensive support and fully engage them in their children's learning. They send home continuous learning summaries for every child, suggesting inspiring activities to help parents support children's specific next steps in learning at home.

Parent feedback is overwhelmingly positive about the 'superb quality of care'. • The manager and staff provide an exceptionally well-planned environment, with a highly impressive range of exciting resources and activities available at all times. Children have limitless opportunities to explore, investigate and experience new things and make rapid progress from their developmental starting points.