The Pepperbox Nursery has often scored ‘Good’ each time that the nursery has been inspected, which includes our most recent inspection
The latest Ofsted report from March 2023 can be downloaded here
Key points which summarises the report of the last Ofsted inspection:
- Children are happy and enjoy spending time in this warm, welcoming nursery. New
children settle quickly and soon become familiar with their surroundings. Staff are
attentive to children’s needs. Babies show that they feel comfortable with the staff.
- Children across all age ranges develop their independence skills well. Babies learn
to wipe their own faces, while toddlers and pre-school children learn to put on their
own coats and wash their hands before meals and snacks. Children are free to
make choices throughout the day.
- Children behave well. Staff have clear expectations about behaviour and
consistently support children to work together, take turns and use manners. Staff offer constant praise and encouragement, which supports children’s self-esteem. As a result, the children respond well to direction and actively share resources.
- Children are developing a love of literacy. Reading stories is embedded as part
of the daily routine for children of all ages. As children grow older, they
demonstrate how they can handle books with care as they self-select reading as
an activity of choice.
- The manager is a reflective leader who has a clear vision for the nursery. She
improves the quality of the provision over time through effective coaching and
mentoring of staff. Staff morale is high and their well-being is supported.
- Parents are happy with the education and care provided, and they highly
recommend the nursery. Parents are kept up to date with what their child has
been doing on a day-to-day basis via an online app. Staff work in partnership
with parents to design a personalised approach to children’s transition when
they start at the nursery. This supports children to settle quickly and to feel safe