|Name||Bertrum House Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Address||290 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7AL|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (19 October 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents
The provision is outstanding • The manager supports staff superbly, for example, through regular supervision meetings and observations of their practice. She very accurately identifies areas for staff training to continuously improve practice, for example, training on language development which has greatly improved how staff communicate with children and children’s speaking. • Behaviour is exemplary and children learn about friendship, responsibility and including others very well. For example, staff ’buddy’ the older children with younger ones, supporting them to feel safe and cared for, and older children to feel valued and respected. • The special educational needs coordinator has an exemplary understanding of how to support children with additional needs. She supports and trains staff exceptionally well to very skilfully boost children’s learning, for example, to use Makaton, which is improving the communication skills of all children exceptionally well. • There are excellent partnerships with parents that fully involve them in their children’s learning. Staff continually use innovative ways to involve and support parents further. For example, they invite parents to be classroom helpers or share information with children about their culture, profession or interests. • The manager and staff check children’s progress thoroughly. They have a detailed knowledge of what children know and can do, and plan highly challenging activities that very accurately and successfully target children’s learning interests. All children make exceptional progress in all areas of learning, including those with additional needs.