South Croydon Nursery Ofsted Report for Abbey Wood Grange

Our Latest Ofsted Review

At our South Croydon Nursery, Abbey Wood Grange, we had an Ofsted inspection on the 15th November 2021 the inspector reported the following.

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

Children are confident and secure in the setting. Staff effectively support children’s settling-in processes and form secure bonds with them. Young children explore the learning environment with curiosity. They engage in activities and use the resources available to them.

Overall, staff provide exciting activities for children. They place a strong focus on developing children’s sensory and communication skills.

Leaders have a clear learning intention for all children. They aim for children to become confident and curious learners. Leaders want children to feel secure and develop their understanding about the world they live in. Children are able to revisit previous learning experiences.

All children, including those who speak English as an additional language, are well supported with their communication skills. Children enjoy listening to stories and exploring books independently. They sing songs and nursery rhymes as part of their routine, such as during tidy-up time.

Older children are able to communicate to share their ideas or ask for help. They explain what they have learned and what they like about the nursery. These skills help children for their next stage in education.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Leaders have taken positive steps since the last inspection to help develop the safeguarding culture in the setting. All staff are aware of the setting’s safeguarding procedures, including the whistle-blowing policy. Leaders ensure that staff regularly update their safeguarding knowledge. This helps them to be able to identify if a child is at risk of harm and know the correct steps to take to help ensure they are safe. Procedures to ensure that children with dietary requirements receive alternative food are effective. Procedures to minimise cross-infection in response to COVID-19 are rigorously implemented.

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