Ofsted Report

Our Ofsted report can be found at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY311880

We were last inspected in November 2010.  This inspection found us to be ‘Good’ with some ‘Outstanding’ elements. 

The following are quotes from our report:

Children enjoy coming to Appletree Nursery because they are fully included in an
interesting variety of activities. They make good progress because the staff meet their individual needs exceptionally well. Partnerships with other agencies and engagement with parents and carers are outstanding and these help children to feel valued and extremely well cared for.

Staff have an excellent awareness of safeguarding and child protection. There are robust systems for site security, risk assessments and for ensuring staff receive up-to-date, relevant training. Rigorous staff recruitment and vetting procedures are in place to check the suitability of staff and adults working with children.

Partnerships with parents and carers are excellent. The Nursery has a highly positive relationship with all groups of parents and carers, who highly value the efforts the staff are prepared to make to meet their child’s needs.

Parents and carers are welcomed into the Nursery and are appreciative of the exchange of information about their children’s learning, development and well -being.

Children’s learning and development are supported and extended because of the skilled questioning of staff and the good quality of their interactions. Positive relationships between adults and children of all ages are clearly evident and this contributes well to children’s learning and well -being.

The Nursery is extremely well-led and managed. Leaders have an accurate picture of what the Nursery does well and are clearly focused on the key priorities needed to improve outcomes for children.

Adults’ good knowledge of how children learn and develop, their attention to keeping children safe and their understanding of the early years age range positively promotes children’s learning, development and well -being. They provide good role models in all aspects of their work.