Children’s House Montessori Nursery School, based in Nether Edge, looks after 30 children and has 9 members of staff. The setting encourages children to believe learning is fun and has been running for more than 30 years.

In its most recent Ofsted inspection, the setting was  found to need further improvement on steps they have already taken since their previous inspection.

In the latest report, it has been said that children’s progress was not maximised, as staff did not make full use of observation and assessment information to plan appropriately and support each youngster.

The report also mentions that the nursery did not speak to parents to get their views on further improvement to the setting, and that parents were not encouraged to contribute to their child’s development when at home.

Positive comments  were made about the range of activities offered – both indoor and outdoor – and the children’s enjoyment of these. The report also noted that the activities were well resourced to meet the children’s needs.

The report also complimented staff, saying they created a warm, welcoming environment which helped children to feel settled and secure in the setting. It went on to say that staff had a good understanding of their role and responsibilities over safeguarding, protection and welfare.



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