What children & parents say
"Thank you for being such fantastic teachers! You look after me so well and make me laugh and teach me new things and read stories to me"
"I like the toys, playing drawing on the chalkboard and going outside"
"I like coming to Mad Hatters because all my friends come"
"Many thanks for looking after T this year. he has been 100% keen and willing to go to nursery each morning and I know he'll miss it. His development is obvious and well rounded, and he is now in my opinion a keen learner and ready for the next step. I'm so impressed and only wish my daughter could have been at Little Hattie's"
"Thank you for the love and care that you have shown R at Mad Hatters"
"Thank you all so much for looking after E during his time with you. He loves nursery and has grown in confidence and ability. I attribute this entirely to your care. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
"Thank you for all your help and enthusiasm and making A's first year at nursery so special"
"Words cannot express how grateful I am to you all for your care of H over the last 7 weeks. I really wouldn't leave her with anyone else"
What Ofsted said
"There is a very relaxed, homely and welcoming environment throughout the nursery. Children form very close relationships with staff. This contributes towards children feeling safe and emotionally secure."
"The manager and her staff are motivated, enthusiastic and reflective. They regularly review their practice and identify areas for improvement. Effective action plans help to ensure continuous improvement and support outcomes for children."
"Staff provide a broad and interesting range of activities, both indoors and outside, that supports all areas of learning. Children make good progress."
"Partnerships with parents are well-established. There are good two-way systems for sharing information about children's individual needs and achievements. Staff keep parents well informed about children's development and encourage home learning."
"Children are keen to learn about letters and the sounds they make. For example, they begin to recognise their name and identify objects in the environment that start with a specific letter."
"Children have good levels of confidence and feelings of self-worth. For example, they like to make choices about their play in the busy learning environment and are proud to show staff their creative work."