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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
    and secure.