Ofsted Rating & Awards

Our Ofsted rating

We were most recently inspected in January 2020 and our official Ofsted rating was “Good”. Download our most recent Ofsted report from January 2020.

Comments from our inspection include:

  • “Promoting children’s wellbeing is at the heart of everything practitioners do. Children have strong relationships with their key person. They explore all aspects of the bright and stimulating environment. “
  • “Children are happy, behave well and listen carefully to instructions. Practitioners frequently provide children with positive praise for their achievements. This helps to ensure that children feel safe and emotionally secure.”
  • “Practitioners respect children and take time to listen to their views.”
  • “Children are enthusiastic to learn. They consistently demonstrate the characteristics of effective learning, such as concentration and high levels of interest.”
  • “The nursery is warm and welcoming and practitioners have good relationships with parents. Their opinions are gathered in annual surveys and they have opportunities to attend parents’ evenings throughout the year. Parents comment very positively about the care their children receive.”
  • “The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. All practitioners have a secure knowledge of safeguarding procedures and know what to do if they are worried about a child.”
  • “Leaders continually improve the setting and devise annual improvement plans. The well-being of the staff is very important to them.”

Millie’s Mark

Eureka! Nursery has been awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’, a paediatric first aid Quality Mark for nurseries. This has been awarded by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in association with the Department for Education and Millie’s Trust and, in their own words: “is an exceptional achievement for a childcare setting, as it shows they are going above and beyond minimum requirements in keeping children safe.”

Find out more about Millie’s Mark on their website.

Steps to Quality – Step 2

We have also achieved Step 2 of the Steps to Quality scheme. This is a quality assurance scheme available to all childcare providers and covers areas such as play, care and inclusion, environment, management, training and development and relationships.

Read more about Steps to Quality on the Calderdale Council website.

NMT Individual Nursery Awards Finalist 2017

We have been short-listed for the NMT Individual Nursery Awards for being a nursery that is a single owned and run site (i.e. not part of a multiple group of owned nurseries) which has, in the view of the judges, created the very best environment to promote the highest levels of childcare, staff morale and business performance.

Nursery World Community Support Award Finalist 2017

We have been short-listed for the Community Support Award with Nursery World for the work we have done with our Intergenerational Arts Project with Trinity Fold Nursing Home and Dean Clough Foundation. This involved staff, parents and children in the project and supports our local community.

Community Spirit Award at the CCF Awards WINNER 2017

We won the Community Spirit Award at the Calderdale Community Foundation Awards for our Inter-Generational Arts Project which was a collaborative project between us, Trinity Fold Nursing Home and the Dean Clough Foundation.

Cute Fruit Plus Dental Health Award

We have been award the Cute Fruit Plus Award for recognising the importance of dental health for our children such as serving only water and milk and offering healthy snacks between meals.

Spread the Happiness Award

We participated in Spreading the Happiness Challenge in showing what a happy and caring environment we provide for our children and staff.

Nursery World Newcomer of the Year Award Finalist 2018

Hannah James has been short-listed for the Newcomer of the Year Award with Nursery World for the hard work and dedication she has shown to the children, parents, staff and organisation.


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