"An exceptionally well organised, superbly resourced stimulating and inclusive setting"
Ofsted ReportThis year, Footsteps Nursery celebrated as it received an outstanding Ofsted report across all areas.
The overall effectiveness of the early years provision was described as "outstanding" by the inspectors. The report stated that children are provided with an exemplary and invaluable start in their learning and development through the positive and enthusiastic approach from a team of highly qualified practitioners who effectively implement the Early Years Foundation Stage.
"The nursery is led and managed by a highly motivated, dedicated practitioner who has a very clear vision for the future development of this innovative setting. Staff work exceptionally well as a team. They are well supported to extend their own learning and development and interests. This helps promote a highly positive atmosphere where children and staff feel secure, valued and happy.
The children are provided with superb resources and equipment which are effectively implemented to support the promotion of learning and development. The layout of each area in the nursery is conducive to early learning and allows children to initiate their own learning.
Staff quickly respond to individual children's ideas and interests ensuring the children make exceptional progress towards the early learning goals.
Successful partnership with other agencies and parents totally enhance the children's time spent at the nursery, fully supporting their progress. Parents express a high regard for the dedication, support and friendliness of the staff working with their children.
The children are kept safe and secure through stringent health and safety procedures. They develop exceptional understanding of how to keep themselves safe."
The inspector highlighted healthy living and enjoying a healthy lifestyle as a major strength of the nursery. Nutritious and freshly prepared home cooked meals are provided over a three week menu plan.