Abacus Nursery


Name Abacus Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 July 2019
Address Park Cottage, 162 High Street, Chasetown, Walsall, WS7 3XG
Phone Number 01543 686523
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Children make good progress and have positive relationships with staff. Children’s behaviour is good. They are confident and communicate well with others. Children seek staff out to proudly show or tell them what they have done and for a cuddle or reassurance. Staff offer children lots of praise. • Staff provide an excellent range of resources in the attractive outdoor area. This supports children who enjoy playing and learning outside. • The manager and staff continually strive to make improvements to the nursery. They have action plans in place to develop the outside area to further support children’s sensory and physical skills. • Staff support children when moving to their next stage in learning within the nursery. The manager works closely with the local school to help children be ready for school. • Staff work together with parents. They share information with parents about their children’s learning. Parents are happy with how their children are progressing and say their children love being at the nursery. They say staff are very friendly and care for their children well. • Staff’s knowledge of their key children is good. They carry out regular assessments to ensure children’s next steps of learning are planned to meet their individual needs and interests. • The manager regularly evaluates staff practice. The manager and staff attend training to further enhance their skills, helping children to receive a good start. • Sometimes, children are not given enough time to think and respond to questions before an activity is moved on in another direction. • Opportunities for children to learn about different cultures and traditions are not yet fully embedded.