The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young
people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good
- Leaders and staff accurately evaluate the provision.
- Leaders use effective procedures to monitor the progress made by different groups
- Staff use effective methods to support children to manage their feelings and
- Considering their ages, children behave well.
- Children gain a good understanding of the diverse lives of people from backgrounds
that are different to their own.
Effectiveness of the leadership and management is
- The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
- Leaders and staff have a good understanding of the local procedures that they
should follow if they have concerns about a child's welfare.
- Leaders have a good understanding of their responsibilities.
- They follow robust procedures to ensure that they safely recruit staff and monitor
- Staff supervise children well.
- Most staff are highly qualified, although they are still keen to continually
develop their skills.
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is
- Staff have high expectations of what children can do.
- They are skilled at following children's interests to challenge them
- Leaders work well with parents to get to know children and their specific
- Staff accurately observe and assess the progress that children are
Personal development, behaviour and welfare are
- Children are happy and settled.
- Staff are skilled at supporting children to be independent.
- Staff support children to learn about the importance of leading healthy a
Outcomes for children are good
- Children gain the skills that prepare them well for the next stages of their
learning and their eventual moves on to school.
- They demonstrate confidence and are keen and motivated to
- All children develop good language and communication skills, including those who
speak English as an additional language.
It is not yet outstanding because:
- Some elements of the daily routines
are not organised as well as possible. On occasions, children sit waiting for other children to arrive when they could be engaged in play.
- Although partnerships with parents are
developing, they are still in the early stages. Staff do not consistently involve parents in supporting their children's learning at home.
To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should:
- Review the daily routines to maximise
opportunities for children to explore and engage in play.
- Develop partnerships with parents
further to involve them in supporting their children's learning at home.