“Children are extremely happy and content throughout the nursery, they interact positively with adults and other children, which supports them to make friends. The key person system works very well supporting children's confidence and emotional well-being.”
“All children benefit from the choice to play indoors or outdoors throughout the day, whatever the weather. This means that each child's key person is able to tailor their children's individual planning to best meet their interests and learning needs. The outdoor environment offers children a wealth of learning experiences and promotes exploratory play well.
Practitioners liaise with parents to offer advice and support and to ensure their wishes are valued, such as following familiar routines from home. Individualised settling-in procedures offer good support for children and their families during initial visits. Practitioners obtain a wealth of information from parents during these visits. This means practitioners know children well, prior to them being left in their care. Children that are settling-in to their new rooms are quickly reassured and comforted by the presence of their key person. Consequently, children separate well from their main carers and settle-in extremely well.”
“Children's health is effectively promoted by the nursery. Children eat well-balanced meals and fresh fruit is available and a good range of planned activities further support children to develop healthy habits. For example, children grow their own fruit and vegetables, such as strawberries and potatoes. The benefits of regular exercise are very well promoted and children take part in regular fitness sessions, such as physical education and music and movement. Children begin to manage their own personal care needs. Young children begin to feed themselves and older children use their cutlery competently. Children have access to the outdoors, during most of the session, as part of a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, children benefit from regular fresh air.”
The Little Red Day Nursery has been operating since 2009. These quotes are from Ofsted latest report 2013. Ofsted findings are that we are achieving GOOD (2) in all aspects of our childcare provision.