Almondbury Playgroup


Name Almondbury Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address The Cabin, C/O Almondbury Infant School, Longcroft, Almondbury, HD5 8XW
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Kirklees
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (13 February 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Staff at this small and friendly playgroup provide a positive start to children’s learning experiences. They have exceptionally good relationships with parents and keep them up to date about their children’s progress. • Staff make sure that children play in a safe, stimulating and clean environment both indoors and outdoors. There are rigorous processes to make sure that risks are minimised and that staff are suitable to work with children. • Staff make frequent observations and precise assessments of children’s learning. These are monitored well and next steps for children’s individual development are identified and targeted to close any potential gaps in a timely manner. Children make good progress in their learning. • Children have sincere, supportive relationships with staff, helping to nurture their emotional security. They demonstrate a strong sense of belonging and are supported by staff who know them well. Children are happy and settled. • Staff acknowledge children’s home cultures well. Children gain positive attitudes to others as they learn about the lives of people who are familiar to them. • Highly effective systems are not in place for the supervision and regular monitoring of staff. Professional development is not personalised to each individual member of staff. • Staff do not consistently organise daily routines effectively in order to help children practise their self-help skills or make their own decisions.