Abacus Nursery (SW) LTD

Name Abacus Nursery (SW) LTD
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 293 Cheddon Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7BA
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Somerset
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (09 November 2016)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The manager is inspirational. She has extremely high expectations and a clear vision of how to achieve excellence. Staff, parents, children and other professionals are involved fully in this process. For example, after considering children’s views, the manager ensures that activities stay out rather than being routinely tidied away. Children now become deeply involved in learning. A highly qualified staff team ensures that all children engage in exceptionally well-prepared activities that support their learning to the highest level. Staff continually extend children’s understanding and skills. Children make rapid progress. Staff build excellent partnerships with parents, involving them in every part of children’s learning. For example, staff organise parent workshops and parents share videos of what their children do and learn at home for staff to include in their planning. Children form exceptionally secure emotional bonds with staff. Staff help children to settle extremely well when they move between rooms. For example, staff use a soft toy to ’talk’ about changes and a staff member moves to the new room with the children. Children display very high confidence and their behaviour is excellent. Staff expertly teach children to be sensitive to others. For example, they have introduced a ’friendship bench’. Children quickly notice when others sit on this bench and invite them to join in with their play, which supports all children’s self-esteem exceptionally well.