|Name||Acorns Playgroup Ltd|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||03 May 2016|
|Address||Bilton Grange CP School, Bilton Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 3BA|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is outstanding All children are supported exceptionally well to make rapid progress in their learning and development. The highly qualified and experienced staff team precisely plans for children’s individual needs and continually challenges them in their play. The well-being of children and families is at the heart of the setting. Families and children have made very strong attachments to staff, who understand their backgrounds and children’s unique characteristics. Families feel very supported by staff and children’s emotional well-being is a high priority. Children’s communication and language development is progressing exceptionally well. They are confident learners, who enjoy conversations and vocally express themselves. They demonstrate a wide range of vocabulary and the ability to use long and complex sentences. All staff have a clear, shared vision to continuously develop themselves and the setting to achieve the best possible outcomes for children. Staff are committed to developing their own knowledge and cascading their learning and passion to other childcare professionals. Children have high levels of concentration and engage for long periods of time in activities. Staff know what interests children and shape activities to provoke their thoughts. They ask meaningful questions and support children to develop a love of learning.