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Our Ofsted inspection

We are rated Outstanding by Ofsted

The Ofsted report

We are particularly proud of our latest Ofsted report after a recent inspection on the 22 May 2018. The result of this report states that the quality and standards of our early years provision is Outstanding.

You can download the report or read the key findings below:

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Ofsted's key findings

Leadership

“Leaders, who are also the providers, play an extremely active role in the day-to-day organisation of this exceptionally high-quality nursery. They set extremely high standards of care, teaching and learning. As a result, children are exceptionally happy and settled. They make rapid progress from when they first start.

The extremely sharp focus of leaders ensures that staff, children and parents have an active role in the self-evaluation process. For example, leaders say parents’ forum meetings are used as a platform for discussion and decision making.”

Role models

“Staff are exceptional role models, friendly and extremely enthusiastic, who without compromise provide an excellent model for children’s behaviour towards each other.”

Enthusiasm

“Children are excited, enthused and exceptionally eager to share their experiences. For example, when they return from the outdoor learning school they excitedly say, ‘We saw a grass snake.’ They hold up their arms and shout, ‘It was this big!'”

Teaching to problem solve

“Staff expertly provide activities that centre on rising to challenges and solving problems.

For example, toddlers learn how to turn on and off the tap from the water butt as they water vegetables growing outdoors. Older children work out how many plates they need as they help to lay the table.”

Parent partnership

“Partnership with parents is excellent. Parents say children are ‘fulfilled and enriched’.”

 

Recent observation by Ofsted, May 2018

Seedlings

Seedlings Day Nursery registered in 2004 and is open Monday to Friday from 8am until 6pm.

We receive funding for the provision of free early education to children aged two, three and four years.

We employ 21 members of staff. Of these, 18 have a recognised early years qualification, and two hold early years professional status or qualified teacher status.

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Our rooms

Our three age groups of children are based in 3 separate rooms , one for Rainbow group, the youngest, one for Cabin group and the other for Yellow and Orange groups who are the pre-school children

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Our staff

“Highly qualified and skilled staff have very high expectations of what all children can achieve.”

 

Recent observation by Ofsted

Forest school

Regular trips to Forest School offer children a fantastic outdoor learning experience and they talked enthusiastically about this at the recent Ofsted inspection.

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Our menu

We offer a wide range of healthy meals for the children at Seedlings. We encourage them to try new types of food and offer meals from different cultures.

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Testimonials

Feedback from parents of the children in our nursery is extremely positive and this is reflected in our testimonials. For example:

“I want to say that it is with a heavy heart that we depart this nursery and our son has loved seeing everyone every day. We enjoyed the interaction and you have a really wonderful staff.”

February 2018

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