All of our settings are Ofsted registered and reach exemplary standards as set by the national regulator. On each inspection, we receive in-depth feedback which is used to continue and enhance our high quality childcare provision standards.

At Elmscot Altrincham in 2019, Ofsted reported that: “Children are happy and content at this warm and welcoming nursery. They settle extremely well and separate from their main carer with ease, eagerly seeking out staff and their friends on arrival. Children are motivated to learn and enthusiastically engage in rich and varied play experiences. They demonstrate confidence in trying new activities and have a positive attitude towards their learning. ”

Elmscot Broussa’s report states that: “Highly-qualified staff demonstrate good teaching skills and some aspects are outstanding. Activities are closely matched to children’s interests and their next steps in learning. Children are enthusiastic, eager and all make good progress.”

The inspector at Elmscot Hale in 2016 recognised that “all aspects of teaching are outstanding. Highly qualified and experienced staff use their excellent skills and knowledge well. They meticulously plan rich and varied activities to support the individual needs and interests of each child.” The report further comments on our strong partnerships with our families, external agencies and the local community, and especially highlights our strong focus on preparing the children for school and ensuring that all children make excellent progress in their development.

Elmscot Woodlands’ inspector found that: “The excellent facilities, wide ranging resources and experienced staff provide and maintain exceptional provision for all the children.” Ofsted went on to say: “Expert teaching ensures children learn and develop to the best of their ability, and general welfare requirements are very well managed. Children benefit tremendously from having a superb outside play area. Children arrive excited and eager to experience the wide range of activities in all the rooms. Behaviour is exemplary; children’s self-esteem is optimised.”

As Elmscot Nantwich, Elmscot Chester, Happitots and Poppies are new to the Elmscot Group, they have not yet been inspected. Under previous ownership, each of the settings achieved ‘Good’ Ofsted ratings.