The Parade Day Nursery ltd

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About The Parade Day Nursery ltd

Name The Parade Day Nursery ltd
Ofsted Inspections
Address Parade Day Nursery, 401 Wellingborough Road, NORTHAMPTON, NN1 4EY
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority WestNorthamptonshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is outstanding

Children thrive in this outstanding setting.

Babies are extremely settled and happy. They form strong attachments with their adults. Smaller babies enjoy tummy time and smile and babble, whereas older babies stack rings onto a pole with an adult counting and adding language as they do it.

Toddlers show curiosity. For example, they ask about why people wear glasses and staff use the opportunity to talk about opticians. Pre-school children prepare for school, trying on new uniforms and making friendship bracelets for their friends as they prepare to leave for school.

All children make rapid progress in al...l areas of their learning and development. There are high levels of respect and value shown between everyone. Children's behaviour is exemplary.

They are kind and considerate towards each other. For example, children in the garden take turns watering the plants, passing the watering can to their peers and showing enjoyment.Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities or speech and language delay are supported by dedicated staff and the special educational needs coordinators, who ensure children are included in all learning opportunities.

Staff have taken steps to minimise the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, for example, by using visual aids to support children's speech, and providing opportunities for challenging physical activities and well balanced and nutritious meals.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

The progress children make in their language development is outstanding. Staff are highly skilled in their ability to adapt their language to meet the individual needs of each child.

Staff introduce a wide vocabulary to all children. They use activities to show the meaning of those new words. For example, staff talk to pre-school children about 'pollination' in the garden and how bees are important to humans and animals.

Toddlers discuss whether a diplodocus will hatch from an egg. Labels are meaningfully used across the nursery to indicate what is happening next in a routine. Younger children enjoy stories with the comfort of being close to an adult, commenting on the pictures and learning new words.

Staff introduce challenge into all activities available, encouraging younger children to pull the lids off glue sticks. They use children's interests to determine what resources are available. Staff thoughtfully add resources to activities at the right moment, for example turning a tiger role-play game into a butcher's shop because tigers eat meat.

This means that all the children can guide their learning and development independently.Staff adapt the curriculum fluidly to capture children's interests. Toddlers are interested in dinosaurs and play with models in a tray.

Children create dinosaur pants in the creative area, discussing numbers, colours, and different dinosaur names. Staff encourage children to think independently about how they would like to create their dinosaur pants and ensure that resources are readily available. Others carry around dinosaur eggs, making sure that they do not crack.

Nutritious and tasty meals are provided. Children are involved in growing their own foods in the garden and try a wide variety of tastes during meal and snack times. Children are encouraged to try new foods as staff remind them to 'sniff it, lick it, bite it'.

The nursery is extremely inclusive and staff make sure that every child and family is celebrated uniquely. Staff work very closely with families, meaning that they know the children extremely well.Parents are very happy with the care and education their children receive while they are at the setting.

They note that the communication they receive is excellent and feel completely involved in their child's learning journey. Parents say 'staff are very caring, honest and welcoming.' The manager has a clear understanding of the curriculum intent throughout the nursery.

She regularly shares this with staff. This means that it is exceptionally well understood by the staff team, who use highly effective teaching methods to implement it. Staff feel extremely well supported by management and say that the team feel like a family.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.The nursery has robust recruitment and induction procedures. The suitability of staff is regularly monitored, and staff receive high-quality training to ensure that they can recognise and respond to signs of abuse.

The staff are quick to respond to concerns and have a very strong knowledge of safeguarding, including the knowledge of wider issues in society, such as witchcraft. The nursery works in partnership with other agencies to ensure the safety of children. They are quick to identify where there may be issues with the safety and security of children in the nursery and take swift action.

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