Children in the Education Unit experience excellent opportunities for learning. Their activities and learning experiences stretch children's imaginations, communication skills, mathematical thinking and understanding of the world....The high quality of learning that these children experience enhances all aspects of their personal, social and emotional development. They are making an excellent start in readiness for school.
Cordalee Harrison, OFSTED InspectorKnowlhill Day Nursery Education Unit
Staff are confident about equality
Staff are confident about equality and they are clear they do not treat any child or family more or less favourably...Staff find out about children's home languages and they all make concerted efforts to use children's home languages as a platform on which to develop children's English and their communication and language skills. Staff in the nursery speak a number of languages and this supports children very well.
Cordalee Harrison, OFSTED InspectorKnowlhill Day Nursery and Pre-School
Children are motivated
Staff respond well to children's interests and are actively engaged in their play, chatting to them about what they are doing, supporting them in their play and helping them to persevere when the activity gets difficult. As a result, children are motivated and keen to learn and are developing the key skills needed for the next stage in their learning.
Jacqueline Mason, OFSTED InspectorStation Hill Day Nursery and Pre-School
Experienced staff create a calm, stimulating and welcoming environment
The experienced staff create a calm, stimulating and welcoming environment. They understand how children learn...They show enthusiasm and respect for children's play, actively joining in with conversations and discussing how to overcome problems that may arise.
Ann Lee, OFSTED InspectorKettering Pre-School
Children are happy and secure
Parents agree their children thoroughly enjoy their time at the setting and their children are happy and secure. The needs of all children at the setting are given good attention and consideration; including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Maxine Coulson, OFSTED InspectorBrooksward Day Nursery and Pre-School