Abbotts Day Nursery

Name Abbotts Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 April 2017
Address 49 All Saints Road, CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire, GL52 2HF
Phone Number 01242 515702
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 are very happy and well settled. Staff know children well and successfully meet their individual needs. They are caring and sensitively build strong bonds with children, helping them to develop good independence. Staff support children’s language development very well. For example, they consistently describe young children’s play. Staff encourage older children to talk about what they are doing and help to extend vocabulary, such as introducing new words in their conversations. Staff regularly observe children’s play and assess their learning. The manager and staff monitor the development of individual and groups of children and quickly identify any gaps in progress. All children make good progress from their starting points in learning. Partnerships with parents are good. Staff encourage parents to be involved in their children’s development. For example, they look at children’s learning records together and invite parents to share information about learning at home. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not make the best use of all opportunities to challenge older children, for example, helping children to investigate, explore and learn through trial and error. Staff do not fully provide opportunities to help children to gain an understanding of different traditions in the wider community.