Ofsted & FAQs


Ofsted became responsible for the registration and inspection of day care and childminding facilities in September 2001. Previously these services were undertaken by local authorities who set their own criteria.

In May 2001 the Department of Education and Skills published the first National Standards for under eights day care and childminding and provided a baseline of quality below which no assessed facility could fall.

Ofsted checks that day-care providers and childminders throughout England meet these national standards so that parents can be confident in the standard of childcare wherever they live.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, we do not allow food or packed lunches to be supplied for children attending nursery; mainly due to the many allergies within our nurseries.
We do provide a healthy and varied menu, which is fully NHS approved. We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and a variety of snacks throughout the day. If your child has specific dietary requirements or is simply a ‘fussy’ eater, our staff team will work with you to ensure your child’s needs are met.

No, we do not offer childcare on an hourly basis. Our minimum requirement is 2 half sessions (or one full day). Please contact the nursery to discuss your specific requirements

Yes, the minimum booking requirement is 2 half day sessions or one full day.

Availability on spaces will have to be considered.

Yes! We do have a variety of funded options available within our nurseries. Contact the Nursery to discuss the best option available for you and your family.

We know that when your child starts nursery, it can be an emotional time, not only for them but also for you.
To give you peace of mind before your child starts nursery, we do offer settling in sessions, which will allow you to see how your child settles and interacts with the fantastic staff team and other children in nursery.

We also assign all children a Key Worker before their start date, who will keep you fully informed about your child’s progress at nursery; you will receive updates at the end of each day your child is in nursery to let you know what activities they have done, what they have drank and eaten that day and what they have enjoyed.

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