Rated OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in August 2018.
We are an all inclusive nursery, with fees including; nappies, 3 meals per day and a laundry service. It’s a hassle free service. All you need to bring each day is your child! Staff retention and qualification levels are high, with some staff having worked at the nursery for over 10 years! All staff have a First Aid qualification and an extensive CPD programme is in place to motivate and encourage staff to improve our quality of care and outcomes for children. The whole nursery was recently refurbished and benefits from a homely feel throughout. An extension has been added creating 12 more 2yr old places. Our approach is play based. Staff plan the environment to engage children and scaffold their play into learning. Children are absolutely central to the childcare we provide at Goslings. A calendar of events is issued annually, with a range of events that parents can participate in. We hold a graduation ceremony each summer for our early years leavers, bring your mum to nursery day, fathers day specials and an annual art exhibition.
We have garden incorporating a playhouse,giant deck, astroturf, gazebo, play gym with slides and climbing equipment, construction area and finally an undercover patio for the under 2's. The patio is an extension to the classroom,with direct child access (free choice to go in or outdoors) and a range of resources, including role play kitchen,mark making zone and sand and water play.
Equipment in the nursery is tailored to a child's individual needs, and children assisted on an individual basis if required.Activities and resources are differentiated to ensure we meet all children's needs.The setting also benefits from the support of private SENDco services and an excellent, experienced in-house SENDco.
Staff know some key words and phrases inMakaton- we work with parents to obtain and learn important phrases in home languages too, as part of the induction process to support and communicate with families who have English as an additional language (EAL).
We offer a half term and summer holiday club to former Goslings children under 8 years of age, at a much-reduced rate.