Ashby day nursery receives favourable report following latest Ofsted inspection

By Graham Hill

24th Jun 2024 | Local News

Incredible Kids is on the Ivanhoe Business Park in Ashby de la Zouch. Photo:
Incredible Kids is on the Ivanhoe Business Park in Ashby de la Zouch. Photo:

Incredible Kids day nursery in Ashby has maintained its 'Good' rating following the latest Ofsted inspection.

The Ivanhoe Business Park-based nursery was last inspected in 2018, and has received another encouraging report almost six years later.

Incredible Kids was judged as good across the following categories: Overall effectiveness; Quality of education; Behaviour and attitudes; Personal development; Leadership and management.

The report says it offers full day care for children aged between 0-4 and has 136 on its roll.

It says: "Children arrive happy and are eager to start their learning.

"They form strong bonds with staff, who are attentive to children's individual needs, helping them to feel safe and secure.

"Staff recognise when babies are tired and settle them to sleep in cots when they are ready.

"When toddlers wake from a nap, staff greet them with a 'hello' and reassuring cuddle.

"Pre-school children share a sense of fun and enjoyment as they laugh with staff, who join in enthusiastically with their play.

"Staff have consistent expectations of children's behaviour. They teach children the rules and expectations in a way that they understand.

"Children play well together; they learn to share and take turns from a young age.

"The manager and staff work together to plan and provide an ambitious curriculum that takes account of the needs and interests of all children. They provide a broad range of interesting activities and resources, both indoors and outside, that entice children to want to explore and investigate."

The report also has some suggestions as to how Incredible Kids can improve ahead of the next inspection.

It adds: "Support staff to build on their skills to further support younger children's communication and language skills and develop the indoor play space to support younger children to consistently engage in purposeful play and learning."

But the assessment is mainly favourable and says: "The inspectors discussed the impact of the pandemic with the manager and have taken that into account in their evaluation of the nursery.

"Staff ensure that children are ready and well prepared for their next stage in learning.

"Children benefit from well-planned transitions as they move from one room to the next in the nursery.

"Staff in the pre-school room focus on promoting children's independence and social skills.

"They work closely with local schools, sharing important information about the children and providing opportunities for them to meet the teachers, aiding a smooth transition.

"Staff are enthusiastic teachers and, overall, they support children's communication and language skills well. They speak to children as they play, sing songs and action rhymes and read stories as part of everyday practice."


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