Sky’s the limit for Paper Moon

NMAC11-0802-1''Staff and youngsters pictured at Sutton's Paper Moon Nursery
NMAC11-0802-1''Staff and youngsters pictured at Sutton's Paper Moon Nursery

STAFF at Paper Moon Day Nursery, Sutton, are celebrating after a good result in their Ofsted report, which rated the nursery as good overall and outstanding in its partnerships with parents.

Manager Kelly Barrett said parents really appreciated staff going above and beyond the call of duty, adding: “The staff are really proud of their own achievements in moving it forward. We are aiming for an outstanding in all areas next time.”

The report said the nursery, which opened in 2005 and is registered for 134 children, provided a welcoming environment where children were happy and made good progress in their learning and development.

“Staff treat every child as an individual by ensuring their needs are known and met. Highly effective partnerships with parents ensure they are fully involved in the nursery and their child’s learning,” Ofsted inspectors reported.

They said leaders and managers were effective in reflecting on their work to drive the nursery forward and demonstrated an ability for continuous improvement, adding: “The success of the nursery is clearly attributable to the dedication of the staff and commitment of leaders and managers to ensure all children achieve as well as they can and that their individual care needs are met.

“Arrangements to safeguard children are secure because all staff understand how to implement the relevant procedures and senior staff know how to refer any concerns in an appropriate way.”

However, the report did recommend better organisation and presentation of resources in some rooms and a review of hand washing procedures to minimise the risk of infection in future.