|Name||A Step Ahead at Lancing|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||18 April 2017|
|Address||Lancing Children and Family Centre, 42 North Road, Lancing, BN15 9AB|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good The manager and well-qualified staff have good partnerships with parents, other professionals and the early years settings that children also attend. This helps to provide consistency in children’s care and learning. Children are prepared well for school. For example, they learn how to write their name and begin to sound out words and link letters to sounds. The children form strong attachments to the staff. Children are keen to learn in the safe and welcoming environment where they are valued and respected. The manager and staff support children’s developing self-esteem effectively. For example, they praise children, building on their confidence and emotional well-being. The manager and staff track and monitor children’s progress well. For example, they effectively identify any gaps in learning early, and implement a development plan to help ensure all children make good progress. Staff follow children’s interests and children are motivated to learn. The manager effectively keeps staff up to date with legislative and practice changes. It is not yet outstanding because: The manager and staff do not always seek children’s views to help them identify ways to improve children’s experiences at the nursery even further. Sometimes staff do not provide opportunities for younger children to value and develop an understanding of their own and others’ similarities and differences.