Acorn Grove Nursery


Name Acorn Grove Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 January 2018
Address Woodville Children’s Centre, Shirley Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 0NE
Phone Number 0161 740 5687
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The new manager and experienced leadership team are passionate about providing children and families with the best possible early years provision. They reflect well on their practice and have worked hard to raise standards. There has been a significant improvement since the last inspection. The key-person system is highly effective. Transitions are very well planned for. Caring staff take time to get to know all children and families. Children settle well in the homely environment. They display strong emotional well-being, confidence and are very happy. Children are keen and curious learners. They enjoy interesting activities and experiences. Overall, all children make good progress from their starting points. Staff work well with external agencies. Together they provide excellent support for children who have special educational needs/and or disabilities. Staff work closely with the children’s centre. They encourage parents to access the many services on offer. Bilingual staff talk to children, who speak English as an additional language, in their home language and English. All children, including those in receipt of additional funding develop good speaking skills and they communicate well. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally, staff fail to adapt teaching and fully challenge and extend children’s learning to help them to achieve the very best progress possible. The system for staff support and mentoring is not yet fully embedded to help staff to achieve outstanding, rather than good teaching. There is scope to communicate with and engage parents even more fully in their children’s learning.