Inspection Report


Our most recent Care Inspection Report is available below:

Care Inspection Report 26Feb19 – 3386682

Key strengths identified include:

The planning approaches for children’s care, learning and development ensure they experience high quality outcomes.

Throughout the various play sessions and daily routines children experience sensitive and respectful caregiving.

Staff are consistently responsive to children’s changeable interests and demands.

Children are spoken and listened to in ways that encourage them to feel valued and included.

An effective system for recording children’s play and learning is shared with parents. This encourages genuine partnerships that respect parents’ knowledge of their children.

Staff understand their roles in relation to planning for play and are confident when sharing information about children’s wellbeing needs.

Each playroom provides a regular but flexible pattern to the day which takes  account of children’s individual preferences for eating, resting and playing.

The staff provide a warm, affectionate atmosphere where children feel valued and eager to try things out for themselves. Overall, this approach helps children to develop close, positive relationships and supports continuity in their care and learning.

Highly effective approaches for taking account of views of children and parents/ carers to support the continuous evaluation of the service.


We received the following Grades:

  • Quality of care and support 6 – Excellent
  • Quality of environment not assessed
  • Quality of staffing 6 – Excellent
  • Quality of management and leadership not assessed

The Integrated Inspection by the Care Commission and HM Inspectorate of Education of Hazeldene Nursery School (Published 13 May 2009) is available to read here.

The report highlights particular strengths of the nursery as
• High-quality learning opportunities
• Very confident, highly-motivated children who are making excellent progress in their learning
• Highly-motivated and effective staff team who provide a very supportive learning environment
• The exceptional commitment of the headteacher and staff to improving the work of the nursery

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