A Step Ahead at Shoreham

Name A Step Ahead at Shoreham
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 August 2016
Address Middle Road, Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6GA
Phone Number 07980586622
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The leadership team is highly qualified and skilled. It encourages staff’s continuous professional development, which has helped each child’s key person to have a greater understanding in all areas of child development to support their learning. Staff make regular observations and assessments to ensure that they identify all gaps in children’s learning quickly. Their early intervention helps staff to support and challenge children to help them reach their full potential. Children make good progress. Staff use good strategies to manage children’s behaviour very well. Children learn to manage their own behaviour and understand how their actions affect their friends. Partnerships with parents and other professionals are good. Parents feel involved and a part of their children’s achievements at nursery. The leadership team strives to raise care practice and the early education it provides. It continually researches new ways to improve the quality of teaching and learning to benefit all children. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff sometimes interrupt children’s play and conversation at key moments. Children do not always have the opportunity to play and talk together, to build on their social skills. Staff do not always create opportunities for babies that prefer to be outdoors to explore and learn.