ACE Nursery School

Name ACE Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 37 Parkside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1JE
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 November 2013)
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Information about the setting

ACE Nursery School opened in 1966. It is registered on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. The nursery is run by a parents’ co-operative and operates from five rooms in a four storey building in the centre of Cambridge. It serves the local area. All children share access to an enclosed outdoor play area. The nursery school opens five days a week during school term time. The standard nursery day is from 8.45am to 4pm each day with wraparound sessions available from 8.30am to 8.45am and from 4pm to 5.30pm. A holiday play scheme operates for the majority of the school holidays. Funded nursery education is available for children aged three and four years. There are currently 64 children on roll, all of whom are within the Early Years age group. The nursery school supports children who speak English as an additional language. It employs 10 members of staff who work directly with the children. Of these, all hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 3. One member of staff holds Early Years Professional Status and one holds Qualified Teacher Status. The nursery receives support from the local authority. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: consider enhancing the already excellent programme for literacy by, for example, reviewing resources available to aid children in writing their own names and the use of text and signage in the outside area, to show the uses of print in different contexts.