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Description of the setting
Nature Trails Day Nursery Ltd opened in 2006, having previously operated since 2004 as Nature Trails Day Nursery. The setting is privately owned and managed. It is easily accessible and operates from five main rooms on the ground floor of an annex at the side of the owner's home. Pre-school children are housed in a large log cabin within the grounds. It is situated at the edge of the countryside, on the outskirts of Rugby. The nursery serves the local and surrounding areas and has strong links with other early years settings. All children share access to secure enclosed outdoor play areas and use the surrounding woodland areas. The setting is open each weekday from 08.00 to 18.00 for 51 weeks of the year. Sessions are available from 08.00 to 12.30 and 13.00 to 18.00. Children are able to attend for a variety of sessions. The setting is registered on the Early Years Register. A maximum of 63 children may attend the nursery at any one time. There are currently 90 children on roll, all of whom are within the early years age range. The setting employs 24 members of childcare staff. All hold appropriate early years qualifications. One member of staff has Early Years Professional Status and several staff are working towards this. The setting receives support from the local authority.

Overall effectiveness of the early years provision

Overall the provision is outstanding. Nature Trails Day Nursery is very effective in meeting the needs of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) because children are at the heart of all that happens within the nursery. They and their families are warmly welcomed and staff demonstrate, through their enthusiasm and professionalism, that each child is valued and respected. They thoughtfully organise the environment and plan and facilitate an extremely exciting range of experiences for children. Consequently, children flourish and demonstrate high levels of independence and self-esteem. Their welfare is effectively safeguarded and security is a very high priority. The nursery demonstrates a very strong capacity for improvement and regular monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of the provision leads to the clear identification of targets and priorities.

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