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

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The Little People of Willow Vale nursery is so friendly and welcoming. My son is now 3 years old and has been attending for the last 18 months. He has benefitted so much from his sessions at the nursery in terms of his language development, social skills and learning good routines. All the ladies who look after the children are so caring and nurturing, they really get to know the children well and make them feel loved and supported.

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

Helena V (Mother of Child)
April 14, 2019

My son is 16 months and has been in the nursery for 10 months now.
Amazing and caring staff. They get to really know all the babies and adapt to their specific requirements and personalities. The babies do many different activities and go outside to the garden or park every day. They get to learn a lot. Parents are informed daily through an app on what the babies have eaten, the sleeping times and activities the babies have done through the day which is really nice.

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

Capucine C (Mother of Child)
April 12, 2019

Deeply human and genuinely caring nursery staff.

I feel rest assured every day that my girl is taken good care of. While Little People of Fulham may seem a bit small, the teachers more than make up for it and the outdoor area is super nice.

I'm amazed by my 3-year-old daughter telling me about all the bones in the human body, continents, seasons, numbers, showing me her ballet and yoga skills and talking to me in Spanish.

I'm very happy my little one goes to Little People Nursery.

Max Z (Father of Child)
April 15, 2019

We love Little People of Fulham! The practitioners are all kind and warm and our 11 month old daughter loves spending the day with them. The nursery is well managed and has great facilities. We love getting regular updates from the practitioners that let us know what our daughter has been doing, whether she has slept and what she has had for lunch. The nursery organises well thought out programmes of activity and sends excellent communications and newsletters. We are so glad that our daughter goes to this nursery!

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

Sophy M (Mother of Child)
April 12, 2019
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