Abacus Nursery

Name Abacus Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Pinderfields Hospital, Aberford Road, WAKEFIELD, West Yorkshire, WF1 4DG
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Wakefield
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (25 April 2016)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children are interested and motivated to play and learn. Staff’s prompt and accurate assessments ensure that all children make good progress from their starting points and any gaps in learning are closed quickly. Staff are sensitive to babies’ and children’s emotional needs and help them to feel secure and settled when they start in the nursery. Children form strong attachments with staff, quickly developing confidence and self-belief. Staff keep parents well informed about their child’s progress and how they can support learning at home through daily discussions, regular parents’ events and information boards. Parents particularly appreciate the information sheets sent out termly with ideas about activities they can do at home. Partnerships with other professionals are effective. There are robust systems for sharing information about children who speak English as an additional language and those who have special educational needs or disabilities. As a result, individual programmes of learning support these children well. Managers and staff are passionate and committed to providing high-quality care and learning. Effective monitoring and regular reviews, which take into account the views of staff, parents and children, help ensure that the nursery is continually evolving. It is not yet outstanding because: Although staff support children’s developing language and communication skills well, there are not enough opportunities provided across all age ranges for children to share and develop their own ideas and solve their own simple problems. Performance management arrangements are in place. However, these do not yet focus precisely on supporting all staff to reflect on their already good teaching practice to raise children’s achievements to the highest level.