Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report

Our latest Ofsted Inspection was on 14th January 2022 and we were given the rating Good.

Summary of key findings for parents

What is it like to attend this early years setting? 

Children excitedly come into pre-school, where they are greeted warmly by staff. They are happy, well cared for, and have good relationships with staff. If needed, children feel confident in going to their key person for reassurance. Children's views are highly valued, and staff give them the chance to make decisions. They are encouraged to choose which toys they would like out for the day as part of the morning group time. Children listen well as they share their views with each other. They learn new skills through carefully thought-out activities. For example, staff model how to use scissors correctly. Children beam when they successfully cut the paper. Children avidly talk about their past experiences as they play. For example, they talk about their birthday cakes and parties as they make 'cake' out of shaving foam.

Children behave well. They understand the boundaries and staff expectations. Children are kind and caring towards one another. Older children take turns with popular resources confidently. Younger children learn to take turns with skilful support from staff. Staff have high expectations for all children. Children receive frequent praise and encouragement. This helps to build their self-esteem. Children's individual needs are prioritised. This supports children in making good progress from their starting points. For example, children do not move up to the older room until they are developmentally ready to do so. 

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?  


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. 

All staff have a secure understanding of their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding children. They know the signs and symptoms that may be a cause for concern. This includes unexpected absences, which are quickly followed up on. Staff ensure that any concerns are raised with the designated safeguarding lead and, if needed, appropriate referrals are made to outside agencies. Staff are aware of their duty to follow up on concerns as needed. They are confident in their understanding of the referral process to follow. The manager is aware of how to access the service provided by the local authority to discuss any safeguarding concerns. She confidently works with the local authority to provide support for families. The manager has a secure understanding of how to recruit robustly. 

What does the setting need to do to improve? 

To further improve the quality of the early years provision, the provider should: