1st Friends day nursery Ltd

Name 1st Friends day nursery Ltd
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 May 2017
Address 2a Ingram Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1YL
Phone Number 01634 578396
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children develop good understanding of the importance of healthy lifestyles. For example, they know raising their pulse rate through exercise is good for the heart. Staff support all children to develop good communication and speaking skills. For example, they ask older children challenging questions and use good facial expressions and tones of voices to communicate with babies. The manager and staff monitor children’s progress closely. This enables them to quickly recognise any gaps in development and provide children with individual support to catch up in their learning. All children make good progress. Staff establish positive relationships with parents and keep them fully informed. For example, they share information about healthy eating with parents. Children learn good skills to support their future learning. They gain early reading skills as they explore a variety of reading materials, such as brochures. Staff support children to settle confidently and happily into play. Children develop a good sense of belonging. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not organise group activities well enough to fully engage every child taking part. These activities are sometimes too challenging for the youngest children. Although staff have made links with other settings children attend, they have not established highly successful ways to share information about children’s learning.