“The nursery has a very stable staff team which is supported by a clear management structure and systems.”

day nursery in Manchester city centrePaintpots Hartford was last visited by Ofsted in June 2011 and we were given a rating of ‘Good’. Amongst the inspectors’ comments we found this one to fully encapsulate our approach:

“Staff members fully engage in planning improvements for the setting’s future, they review their practice to ensure children get a well balanced learning experience whilst still using individual children’s interests as a starting point. “

We are committed to reach the level of ‘outstanding’ by the time of the next inspection. The Ofsted inspectors highlighted the need to use all available records in monitoring children’s progress, to work work with other EYFS providers, to increase staff knowledge of children’s development and to review staff appraisals.

Of course you are welcome to book a showround to see what progress we are making towards achieving an “outstanding” rating.


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