Osfted inspected the Castle Day Nursery in Angola Road, Worthing on February 18th and rated the nursery as good – the same as last time.
The nursery scored 2 or ‘good’ overall on the quality and standards of early provision and to each of the categories: ‘How well the early years provision meets the needs of the range of children who attend’; ‘The contribution of the early years provision to the well-being of children’ and ‘The effectiveness of the leadership and management of early years provision.’
Ofsted found the provision good because:
(a) Staff keep the planning flexible so they can quickly incorporate children’s latest interests and next steps to encourage their learning.
(b) Staff encourage children’s language development well through lots of discussion and explanation, particularly those caring for babies.
(c) Staff help children about and care for the environment through many well planned activities.
(d) Staff and management have robust systems for assessing and monitoring all aspects of their practice to identify key areas of improvement.
To become ‘outstanding’ and improve the quality of the early years provision Ofsted says the nursery should:
(a) increase opportunities for all children to choose when they spend time in the outdoor area
(b) strengthen the programme for literacy by extending the range of text available for children to see, particularly for those who speak languages in addition to English at home.
The Castle Day Nursery was previous inspected on April 24th 2009.