Ambleside Centre


Name Ambleside Centre
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 July 2017
Address The Ambleside Centre, Ambleside Close, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4JJ
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Wokingham
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The headteacher is highly qualified and continues to extend and share her knowledge and skills. She is particularly effective in giving individual parents, families, staff and other professionals from the local community opportunities to raise outcomes for the children. For instance, she organises stay-and-play sessions, training and workshops. Skilled staff use a range of small-group sessions very effectively to target specific skills and next steps in learning for each child. For example, they use brief key-group sessions to nurture children’s self-confidence and relationships. Staff use various language groups to raise children’s skills in listening and speaking, while other sessions prepare children for moves to pre-school. Staff are highly effective in working in partnership with parents, linked professionals and other local settings. They are extremely good at increasing children’s emotional well-being and educational outcomes. Children are extremely well prepared for the next stage in their learning at the adjacent or other local pre-schools. Children are self-assured and ready for change. Parents say the care children receive is ’phenomenal’. Staff quickly understand children’s individual needs and personalities. They value and learn from children’s parents and easily share their observations and expertise with parents. Continuity in children’s care, welfare and learning is outstanding.