OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

Click on either Fulham or Willow Vale(Shepherds Bush) to see their individual Ofsted reports.

Fulham Nursery

Willow Vale Nursery

Quotes from the reports through the years

"Overall the quality of the provision is outstanding. All children make progress in their individual learning and development to a very high standard as staff members are diligent in ensuring they have excellent, up to date knowledge of the individual needs of children in their care." Ofsted - March 2009  

"Parents really enjoy exploring the well organised, stimulating play environment that the provision provides both indoors and outdoors."Ofsted - 15/09/2008  

"The children play and learn with the support of well deployed and caring staff members who take every opportunity to promote children's independence, free movement and use of a stimulating range of resources." Ofsted - March 2009 

"Staff members plan and organise their systems to ensure that every child receives an enjoyable and challenging learning experience that is tailored to meet their individual needs." Ofsted - 15/09/2008 

"Children make choices and decisions in their play and they are enthusiastic learners." Ofsted - 06/11/08 

"Children make excellent progress in their learning. They are supported by staff members who have excellent knowledge and understanding of the early learning goals. This is because planning is understood by all members of staff as it is recorded in sufficient detail to ensure a consistent approach and develops each child's uniqueness." Ofsted - 19/11/2008 

"The cook prepares a good range of tasty, nourishing meals in a clean, orderly kitchen. The children eat their meals with obvious pleasure and some have second helpings before dessert. The cook carefully prepares meals for babies and for children with particular dietary needs. Discussions with staff about healthy eating and good hygiene support children's understanding of keeping healthy." Ofsted - March 2009 

"Children are making good progress within the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are supported by a team of well qualified staff, who have clear understanding of how children develop and learn. The learning environment is effective in ensuring that children and adults can move freely throughout. All equipment is age and developmentally appropriate so that all children can access challenges that help them to develop at their own pace. A positive display of children's creative and educational work makes the environment child centred." Ofsted - 15/9/2008 

"Staff plan the environment well so that children can extend their independence. Children are able to explore and discover while developing the characteristics of effective learning." Ofsted - Feb 2014 

"There are robust safeguarding and risk assessment procedures in place. Children feel safe and secure in the nursery and this promotes their emotional well-being." Ofsted - Feb 2014 

"The flexible provision supports children and their families in settling-in and enjoying their time and experiences, forging strong relationships with parents and others involved in their children’s care, learning and development." Ofsted - Feb 2014 

"The owner and manager have a clear vision of the strengths and weaknesses of the nursery and ambitious plans for future developments." Ofsted - Feb 2014

"All children, including those who are learning English as an additional language or those who have special educational needs, make excellent progress. They have exceptional personal and social skills." Ofsted - 2016

"Staff pay exceptionally close attention to children's needs and build very warm, nurturing relationships with them. Children demonstrate a strong sense of belonging in the nursery." Ofsted - 2016

From our Blog

Montessori Activities at Home - Part 2


So this is our second month of montessori at home and we would love to know how you got on with last months! This month we have a couple of simple ideas to try in the kitchen, great for keeping them busy while you're cooking!


I feel that the nursery has been extremely supportive of my son's development and his areas of weakness, working together to achieve the same goal.

Danielle Smart
June 13, 2018

The staff are very friendly, helpful and I'm sure all the children past and present will never forget them. My daughter has a particularly good relationship with many of the staff members from across the board and always comes home with stories about all the fun stuff she got up to in the day. The girls are very good role models for her and I absolutely love them and all too pieces. They not only care for the children but I can see their genuine interest in the children's well being is at their core. This makes me feel at ease dropping her off as I know she will be treated equally and fairly at all times. My daughter has a very specific diet and when requested, the staff were happy to facilitate her dietary needs which I found to be amazing as not every establishment would be so accommodating

Caswell Tetteh
June 28, 2018

Both my Daughters aged 18 months and 3 1/2 have settled really well in the nursery thanks to the loving and caring staff. I always found everyone to be very friendly and welcoming. I know my daughters are well looked after and kept busy with lots of activities. My 3 year old particularly enjoys ballet, forest school and soft play. She has really thrived here and learnt to count to 20 and recognises a few letters. Very happy with the nursery overall and would highly recommend it.

Eva Hextall
July 2, 2018

Extremely happy with our time at Little People. They have looked after both our daughter and son from 12 months - 3.5 years old.

Caring, professional staff.

Well structured and a good array of activities. Happy children developing well.

Jonty S
June 5, 2018
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