Recent inspections

The Common Inspection Framework has replaced and brought together previously separate inspection guidelines for schools and private day care providers, ensuring that all settings are working towards providing the highest standard of care and delivering a varied and effective curriculum for our children.

In June 2018 we had our first inspection against this framework and are very proud of what the inspector had to say about our setting and our team! Take a look at the positive report below.

Ofsted Inspection 2018

How it works

Inspectors will use the revised framework to inspect all early years’ providers and make sure they are delivering a high quality service. The Ofsted rating of ‘satisfactory’ is replaced with ‘requires improvement’ to make it clear that anything less than good is not good enough for young children. The revised inspection framework details what an early years provider has to do to be rated outstanding or good.

What they had to say

“The staff establish strong partnerships with parents. They regularly share information about their children’s learning and development. Parents speak highly of the nursery and the level of care and learning their children receive.”

“Staff provide a very caring and nurturing environment.”

“Staff plan and provide a range of activities and experiences that is appropriately targeted to children’s individual learning needs. Children are engaged and motivated in their learning. Staff offer an abundance of praise and encouragement that ignites children’s passion for learning.”

“Children make good progress in their learning and development.”

‘Staff provide a caring and nurturing environment. Children are very settled and secure. They are very sociable and well behaved. Staff act as good role models and set high expectations for children’s behaviour.”

“Children are confident learners and are well prepared for their later learning and their eventual move to school.”

“Children demonstrate that they feel safe and are emotionally secure.”


Happy Parents

Lucie has thoroughly enjoyed her time at sweet peas, I have seen her grow and learn so many things while been here. I feel her speech came on really well with her being able to mix with older children in the family room too. She has learnt to be independent which I believe is a big thing going on to school. I am sure she will miss going and some of the friends she has made. Thank you so much to you and the Sweet Peas team for looking after my little girl and guiding her to be the best person she can be. I will be sad to see her leaving, making it more real that she is growing up! Thanks again.

Louise Dargan

Could you also please pass on my thanks to all the staff in the baby room especially Megan and Bell who have been so lovely to deal with during Bella’s time at sweet peas.

Nicola Robinson

I would like to thank yourself and your team for looking after Charley for the past 3 years. Thank you.

Nichola Rhodes

He has really loved his time with you and I am very grateful for that. Thank you.

Penny Rowe

Isla has been at Sweet Peas since she was 6 months old and we have been so happy with the nursery and all the staff – thank you all so much!

Rachel and Andrew Roo

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent care and teaching Rory has received whilst attending Sweet Peas Nursery. I know he has thoroughly enjoyed his time with you, all the activities he has taken part in and all the friends he has made. The facilities at the nursery are lovely and I hope that Rory’s brother or sister will be able to attend the nursery next year.

Rebecca King

Alfie has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Sweet Peas and his Dad and I are more than pleased with the standard of care Alfie has received whilst with you. Alfie has gained so much over the last 18 months, both socially and academically. We are due to have our second baby and we will not hesitate to bring them to you when we feel the time is right. Many thanks to you and your staff, especially Emily and Laura.

Vanessa & David Stead

I can’t believe Luke only has 1 day left at Sweet Peas, time has gone so fast! He has really enjoyed his time there and we have been really happy with how well the boys are looked after. I’m sure Luke would love to come to the leavers party my mum is looking after him that day as his school nursery has a training day so I’m sure she will bring him along! Thanks see you soon.


I would like to thank Sweet Peas for the support you have provided to William over the past two years. He has built some strong bonds with the nursery staff and often chats about Rachel, Emily and Laura at home. I have noticed a marked improvement in his development since joining nursery which would not have happened if he had been looked after by family members alone. I am excited about the next chapter in his life but will be sad to say goodbye to lovely people at Sweet Peas. I have recommended the nursery to all our friends as a lovely environment for children.

Nikki Maddren

We are very happy with the welcome we've had - Chloe and Caroline have both been absolutely fantastic! You are very lucky to have such a great team :) I'm sure Stella will have a great time at your nursery.

Iveta Suhajikova

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Sweet Peas, it will be a sad day on the 19th July. I would like to also say a special thank you to both Emma and Lindsay who have been (and still are) fantastic with Luna - In the early days I wouldn't have made it to work without Lindsey. And now, the feedback and support I get from Emma is outstanding, she truly is a credit to your team.

Amy Garside