|Name||1st Friends day nursery and creche Ltd|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||28 July 2017|
|Address||C/O Roko Health Club, Off Will Adams Way, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6BY|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good The manager monitors individual children’s progress and that of different groups of children effectively, to close any emerging gaps in their learning and development. For example, she identified that learning opportunities for technology needed to be enhanced. This helps children to continue making good progress for their age. The management team is dedicated to making continuous improvements. It uses a variety of ways to evaluate practice, for example, through observations, parents’ views and practice reviews. There is a well-established key-person system and staff build strong bonds with children. They know the children well and are attentive to their needs. Staff provide regular opportunities to involve parents in their children’s learning. For example, they have termly meetings and send parents ideas on how to support learning at home. Staff are effective at developing children’s mathematical skills. For example, children regularly count, use ’money’ to buy snack items, and they learn to tell the time. It is not yet outstanding because: On occasions, staff miss opportunities to extend children’s thinking skills. Staff do not consistently encourage children’s developing independence.