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 3)


In the third part of our series, we will explore activities that might come in handy if you are stuck inside while the weather is bad. We all know children need to focus that energy when they are indoors, so why not try the following:


Our son joined the nursery just after his first birthday and we have been extremely pleased with the care and attention he has received. As such, we definitely intend on sending our second child to the nursery when the time comes.

How likely would you be to recommend Little People of Fulham? Extremely Likely

R B (father of child)
June 28, 2018

My Daughter started full time at the nursery when she was 5 months. I always felt that she was in very good hands, surrounded with love, stimulated with appropriate games and activities. The staff are lovely and very competent. I recommend the nursery every time I can.  

How likely would you be to recommend Little People of Fulham? Extremely Likely

Marine P
July 17, 2018

We have been so happy with the love and care that our son has had at Little People of Fulham. Starting him at one, we were nervous he was too young but soon our fears were allayed and he settled well. We have seen him grow in confidence and he has benefitted from spending time with other children his age. The staff are dedicated and clearly also love our son as much as us!

How likely would you be to recommend Little People of Fulham? Extremely Likely

Leila K
June 28, 2018

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
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