Merryvale Day Nursery

Name Merryvale Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 50 Merrivale Road, Halesowen, B62 9RL
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Dudley
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (28 January 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • The provider and manager recognise and value staff’s individual strengths and encourage them to take on additional roles and responsibilities. Staff attend additional training to support these skills and implement what they learn throughout the nursery. This enhances all aspects of children’s enjoyment and learning. • Partnerships with parents are strong. Parents are fully included in their child’s learning and a wealth of information is shared to encourage them to continue children’s learning at home. Stay and play sessions enable parents to play alongside their children and find out how they learn. Parents speak highly of the nursery. They comment that staff are very caring, that children grow in confidence, thrive and are learning skills at a high level for their age. They say that they cannot thank the staff enough for their hard work and dedication. • Staff closely observe children and meticulously use the information to plan a wealth of exciting activities that meet children’s individual needs and interests. They monitor children’s progress carefully, using a tracking booklet which they update every term. Room leaders write an overview for the provider and manager, who in turn track children’s progress against the threshold framework. This highly comprehensive system ensures that even the slightest gap in learning is swiftly identified and enables plans to be put in place to provide additional support if needed. • Children’s behaviour is exemplary. Staff act as positive role models and lead by example. Children are polite, learn to take turns and share and are respectful of each other and staff. • Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or those who speak English as an additional language are exceptionally well supported. Staff work closely with parents and outside agencies to ensure children make the very best progress. The nursery is wholly inclusive. Rhymes and displays are written in children’s home languages. Children who have SEND are encouraged to demonstrate actions during an exercise activity. This enhances all aspects of children’s learning and raises their self-esteem.