Archway Children’s Centre

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About Archway Children’s Centre

Name Archway Children’s Centre
Ofsted Inspections
Address Address: Vorley Road, Archway, London, N19 5HE
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Islington
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding Staff build exceptionally strong partnerships with parents. They fully value parents' role and input in their children's learning. Staff frequently share information with them about what their children are working on.

They provide a wealth of ideas that parents can use to further support their children's learning at home. Children rapidly build very close bonds with their key person and other staff. They flourish in the staff's care and greet them with enthusiasm on arrival.

Children are very happy and feel safe in the children's centre. Staff rapidly provide reassurance and comfort when needed, which helps children to quickly grow in confid...ence. The management team is inspirational.

High expectations motivate staff to continue to provide the highest quality of teaching. All staff contribute to the very effective evaluation of practice. The important views of parents and children are frequently gathered and these are incorporated into t management's plans for further development.

Children have excellent opportunities for exercise and fresh air. They eagerly participate in forest school sessions and exploring their local area. They enjoy taking part in football sessions and using the wide range of climbing equipment at the children's centre.

Children enjoy caring for plants and talk about what they need to grow. They discuss how bees collect pollen from the plants. Children's mathematical development is fully promoted by staff.

They make excellent use of every opportuntity to challenge and extend children's development. Older children count how many objects they add to a pretend potion mix and write the matching numbers. Younger children sing from five to one in their favourite rhymes.