YOUNGSTERS settle well in a nursery on the city’s outskirts, Ofsted found.
Inspector Lesley Bott reached her conclusion after visiting the Guilden Sutton Private Day Nursery on the A V Wilding Business Park on Guilden Sutton Lane, Guilden Sutton.
The purpose built nursery, opened in 1998, has 63 children on roll. The owners also manage two out-of-school clubs in the area.
There are 20 staff and the group opens from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday all year round.
Overall, the inspector described the nursery as ‘satisfactory’ compared with ‘good’ at a previous inspection.
She said the staff helped the youngsters to settle well and the children felt safe and secure as they enjoyed familiar routines in child friendly surroundings.
Children enjoyed learning and were eager to join in.
Younger children had the skills needed for the next steps in their learning including starting school.
All staff were focused on the childrens’ development and the youngsters took on responsibilities.
Staff had a sound understanding of safeguarding and managers had a commitment to improving the nursery.
The children received ‘good levels’ of attention and supervision and relationships with parents were friendly.
The inspector required the nursery to maintain accurate records, in particular recording hours of attendance.
To improve further, she suggested the nursery should more clearly identify children’s next steps and provide further opportunities for older children to see numbers.