Zig Zag Day Nursery Corby


Name Zig Zag Day Nursery Corby
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 February 2019
Address United Reformed Church, Elizabeth Street, CORBY, Northamptonshire, NN17 1PN
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 good • Children make good progress during their time in the nursery. Staff accurately assess their individual starting points and build on these successfully. Children are prepared well for their eventual move on to school. • The new manager is committed to the continual development of the nursery and has a clear vision for the future. She actively seeks the views of staff, senior managers, the local authority, parents and children. All staff work closely together as a team. • Partnerships with parents are good. Parents are fully involved in their children’s learning and regularly receive updates about their children’s progress. They are regularly provided with ideas for activities that support continued learning at home. • Children enjoy playing with a wide variety of toys and materials. Activities are carefully planned around their needs and interests. Children explore freely, use their imagination and benefit from a good range of experiences. • Overall, the quality of teaching is good and staff meet the individual needs of children well. • Staff use observations and assessments successfully to plan activities to build on what children already know and can do. • Behaviour is good. Children learn the ’golden rules.’ These teach them to share, take turns and use ’listening ears’ and ’kind hands’. • Although managers monitor individual children’s progress, they do not extend their systems to determine the progress of different groups of children attending the nursery. • Staff do not consistently offer children a wide range of openings to explore different technologies. • On occasions, staff do not give children enough time to think about how they want to respond to questions and share their own ideas.