Little Cedars is a good nursery — and that’s now official! The Ofsted Report for the nursery was published on 15th July 2022, based on Ofsted’s inspection of the childcare setting in mid-June.
“… a family atmosphere, where all children play happily together.”
We’re delighted to confirm that Ofsted rate the nursery as ‘Good’ in every single category. It’s wonderful to have official recognition of the high quality childcare service that we offer at the Streatham nursery. Parents of children at the nursery/pre-school will also, no doubt, be pleased to receive independent confirmation that their children are receiving high quality childcare and early years education provision, with good safeguarding measures being in place. So — approval across the board.
Here’s how Ofsted rate Little Cedars Nursery:
- The quality of education is officially ‘Good’
- Behaviour & attitudes are officially ‘Good’
- The opportunity for personal development is officially ‘Good’
- The quality of leadership & management is also officially ‘Good’
Click here to download the full Ofsted Report for Little Cedars Day Nursery, Streatham or read the key findings below.
What Ofsted Says About Little Cedars Day Nursery
As you’ll see, the inspector sang the praises of staff and their relationships with children. They were clearly impressed with the way they reassure, encourage, keep them safe and nurture appropriate behaviours.
“Children have good relationships with staff and each other … They offer lots of cuddles and reassurance, which helps children feel safe and secure.
In regard to the early years curriculum, the Ofsted Inspector said:
“Children make good progress and enjoy an ambitious curriculum of well-planned activities based on their learning needs and interests.”
They also commented about the nursery’s wonderful outdoor area and its benefits:
“… children develop good physical skills and gain lots of exercise and fresh air in the large outside play area.”
The Inspector also remarked on the pleasure, knowledge and hands-on experience that children get from the nursery’s pet chickens, chicks, rabbits, lizard and stick insects, remarking that it, “enables children to actively learn about nature and gain hands-on experience of caring for living things.”
What About Children With Additional Needs?
In regard to supporting children with additional needs, the Inspector said:
“Children who have additional needs are making good progress from their starting points. Managers and staff offer highly effective support and work closely with parents and other agencies … enabling targeted support that helps children reach their full potential.”
What Else Does Little Cedars Day Nursery Do Well?
The Ofsted report has a long list of things the Inspector said Little Cedars does well. A few examples follow:
“Staff … work cooperatively as a team and show high regard to promoting inclusive practice. This creates a family atmosphere, where all children play happily together.”
Parents also gave the Ofsted Inspector wonderful feedback about the nursery/pre-school:
“Parents give positive comments about the quality of care. They value the support from the manager and staff when completing assessments and comment that the staff are kind and friendly.”
Also, in regard to children whose first language is not English:
“Parents say that their children have learned to speak English quickly … Children who speak English as an additional language are supported well … Consequently, children are making good progress and their understanding and use of English [is] rapidly improving.”
The Inspector also sang the praises of creative play activities at the nursery, helping them “to develop their free creative expression.”
The Ofsted Inspection also found the arrangements for safeguarding to be effective. It was clear that the training in this area is regarded as high quality and sustained, with good procedures and regular risk assessments in place to keep children safe. Children’s safety and wellbeing is, after all, at the forefront of our minds at all times.
Why Ofsted Reports are Important
Ofsted reports are important because they are undertaken by highly knowledgeable, independent professionals and also factor in feedback from a variety of stakeholders. So, they take account not only of the views of the Ofsted inspector who visits on the day, but also feedback from parents, staff and even children from the setting. The inspector also appraises the nursery/pre-school setting in action, additionally ensuring that records, staff vetting, qualifications, safeguarding and quality of teaching are all up to scratch. Little Cedars passed in every area, with flying colours.
A Good Nursery/Pre-school in Streatham for your Baby, Toddler or Under-5 Child
Little Cedars Nursery and pre-school: high quality childcare in Streatham, near Furzedown, Tooting, Balham, Norbury & Colliers Wood.
Choose a good nursery/pre-school for your child in Streatham, which is also very near to Streatham Hill, Streatham Park, Streatham Common and Furzedown. We’re also very conveniently located if you’re looking for a good weekday childcare service near Tooting, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway, Tooting Common, Balham, Norbury or Colliers Wood. Contact us to arrange a guided visit with your child, to apply for a nursery or pre-school place, or to ask any questions. Please choose a contact method from the buttons below and we’ll be very happy to help: