Abbeymead Under Fives Playgroup

Name Abbeymead Under Fives Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 May 2015
Address The Church Centre, Larkhay Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3NS
Phone Number 07934 049 139
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The quality of teaching is good, with some outstanding practice. Staff have a secure knowledge of how children learn. Consequently, children become confident and motivated learners who are ready to start school. Staff monitor children’s learning carefully, using their observations and discussions with parents to plan interesting and enjoyable learning experiences. Children make good progress. Children settle in quickly and greatly enjoy their time at playgroup. Staff work closely with parents to meet children’s emotional needs. They build warm and supportive relationships with children that promote their self-esteem. Staff have strong partnerships with parents, who feel they are kept well informed about, and involved in, their children’s learning and how to help their children at home. The manager and parents’ committee demonstrate a good ability to drive continuous improvement. They have established effective systems for self-evaluation, including monitoring of the effectiveness of the educational programmes, which enable them to accurately identify, prioritise and action improvement. It is not yet outstanding because: While there are useful visual aids in the toilet area to promote toddlers’ and rising threes’ learning about hand washing, there are none for toilet training. Although the nappy changing area is clean, it does not provide a welcoming and stimulating environment.