Findings from the inspection- They observed Children and their families were welcomed by staff who took time to greet them and engage in meaningful discussions and share relevant information. Staff responded positively toward the children. We saw interactions with the children were warm and caring. We saw good examples of non-verbal communications with the younger children. This meant that children were happy with the staff caring for them. The children were forming friendships and playing co-operatively together. Less confident children were nurtured and supported to feel more comfortable when at nursery.
Nursery children had daily opportunities for outdoor play which contributed positively to their health and wellbeing. Outdoor play equipment supported aspects of children's physical development. We saw staff supporting children to manage risk in their outdoor play. This helped children to develop their understanding of risk management to help keep them safe.
A cooked meal was provided for the children at lunch time. This often included vegetables that children had grown and picked in the nursery garden. Healthy snacks that included fresh fruit and vegetables were also provided.
Parents comments included: "Amazing home cooked meals with a chef who clearly knows the children and their likes and dislikes". "The staff and management in the setting have provided "a home from home" environment making it easier and more reassuring for my daughter’s well-being and needs.
Planning, observations and next steps were being evaluated. Children were actively involved in the planning and we saw staff offered additional resources to enhance the learning. Staff should continue to work on developing the level of challenge provided for each child.