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Ofsted is the Office for Standard in Education, Children's Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. People who provide childcare for at least one child in the early years age group for a period of more than two hours in any one day, should register on the Early Years Register. Once registered on the Early Years Register, Ofsted carry out regular inspections to evaluate the overall quality and standards of the early years provision in line with the principles and requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

Inspectors will use a four-point grading scale for each of the three key judgements they make and the overall effectiveness of the provision.
The grades are:

  • Grade 1: Outstanding
  • Grade 2: Good
  • Grade 3: Requires improvement
  • Grade 4: Inadequate

At the end of the inspection, inspectors give feedback on their findings and judgements to the setting. After the inspection, a report is published on the Ofsted website detailing the findings of the inspection.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place on 4th November 2019. A brief summary of the findings are:

Overall effectiveness Good
The quality of education Good
Behaviour and attitudes Good
Personal development Good
Leadership and management Good


  • Children are plenty of fun playing in the well-equipped garden. They show good levels of concentration as they problem solve. For example, they work out how to operate a series of locks and handles. Children enjoy taking part in games, such as hide and seek. They are excited to run around with staff, looking for their friends.
  • Children's development in communication and language is supported well by staff. Staff ensure that children can see and hear them, promoting their understanding of how to take turns in conversation. Children are keen to take part in discussions about things that interest them, such as monsters and hiding. Staff provide children with plenty of praise for their achievements when they name animals they can see in a book.
  • Children are well behaved and considerate of others. Older children are aware of the needs and limitations of those younger than them.
  • Children develop warm relationships with their key person and other staff. they enjoy cuddling up with staff, looking at books and listening to stories.
  • The manager has developed strong relationships with her long-standing staff team. They regularly reflect on practice and are encouraged to talk through their ideas with each other. The manager and staff have a strong shared view about how to improve and develop the service they provide.
  • Parents comment that they really like the staff.

A full copy of the Ofsted inspection report is available on: