Acorns Day Nursery


Name Acorns Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 March 2017
Address Acorns Nursery/Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LB
Phone Number 01732 459162
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Parents welcome the frequent opportunities they have to contribute to, and discuss, their child’s assessment records. They value the detailed information they receive about their child’s progress and development. Children have strong and secure relationships with their key worker and this helps to support their self-confidence and sense of emotional well-being. When children start at the nursery, staff work with parents to establish what children know and can do. From this point, staff make regular observations, identify next steps and plan appropriate activities to enable children to make good progress in their learning. Children freely and confidently choose toys and activities from the wide range available. The manager provides good support to staff. For example, there are frequent meetings to discuss their practice and training needs. Staff are encouraged to extend their knowledge and teaching skills to improve outcomes for children. They routinely observe and share each other’s good practice. It is not yet outstanding because: At times, staff do not make the most of all opportunities to consistently challenge children to extend their learning even further. Sometimes, children do not have a wide enough range of opportunities to recognise that print carries meaning, to help them develop their early reading skills even further.