Phoenix Day Nursery

Address: Phoenix Day Nursery, 31 View Road, Cliffe Woods, Kent, ME3 8JQ        Telephone: 01634 222253        Email:info@phoenixdaynursery.co.uk

Our Ofsted Report

Our Ofsted rating is Good.

We had our last inspection on the 02/12/2015 and are expecting our next inspection any time between now and July 2018.

 The Overall Effectiveness of the Early Years Provision

Children play, learn and develop well in a child-orientated environment where their individual needs are highlighted and effectively met. Children feel safe because there are systems in place to promote their welfare... along with effective deployment of staff. Children are making good progress towards the early learning goals, with some aspects of learning needing further development in the outside environment to enhance children's development. Effective partnerships with parents and other professionals promotes continuity of care and devlopment for children, providing positive experiences and support.



The Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Children are safeguarded well through policies and procedures in place to help keep children safe. Children have access to an extensive range of resources, both indoors and outdoors. Equality and Diversity is promoted well throughout the nursery... staff know the children well... using information effectively to plan activities and themes relating to children's understanding of diversity within their community. Inclusive practice is promoted well through individual development plans and the sensitive and professional care of children with additional needs. The setting is commited to engaging with parents and partnerships with other professionals to promote continuity of care for children... Parents confidently talk to staff on a daily basis... as a result, children are happy and settled. .. Good links are made with local schools to ease the transition into formal education. Staff use information from other professionals such as speech and language therapists to support individual children's development.



The Quality of Standards of the Early Years Provision and Outcomes for Children

Children thoroughly enjoy their time at the nursery and positively benefit from making relationships with other children. The whole nursery mixes very well with older children attending the Holiday and Out of School Club, making an atmosphere of a happy family grouping. Children are supported well by staff who encourage children to lead the play with some structured activities linked to themes and events. Staff cleverly give children ideas to extend their experiences and encourage older children to take roles of responsibility for the younger children. Outdoor play is actively encouraged throughout the day and in fine weather all aspects of play are provided in both environments, helping children to make choices as to where to play. Individual children's achievements are tracked and used to inform the planning for their next steps within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children demonstrate a very good sense of belonging showing visitors around with confidence... They are confident and sociable children, liaising and co operating in their play. Children make very healthy choices at snack time and have healthy meals prepared for them... Children are reminded of good hygiene practices such as washing their hands after toileting and younger children are encouraged to wash their hands after nappy changing.

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