|Name||Children 1st @ The Marina|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||15 July 2016|
|Address||Brayford Pool, LINCOLN, LN1 1RD|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is outstanding The leadership team and manager work tirelessly to ensure all aspects of the provision are of the very highest quality. They provide highly effective leadership to the equally committed practitioner team. The company has its own training academy that delivers childcare qualifications and mandatory training. This means that practitioners are fully supported to attend courses and further training. This makes a significant difference to children’s care and learning. Teaching is consistently innovative and inspiring. Practitioners plan activities that are targeted extremely well at supporting children to build on their individual skills and capabilities and to develop confidence in themselves as active learners. Children make extremely good progress based on their starting points and individual capabilities. Children’s emotional well-being is of utmost importance in this nursery. Practitioners are extremely attentive and offer an abundance of encouragement and praise. Children develop a strong sense of belonging and they thrive in this supportive environment. Children benefit hugely from a strong sense of security. They have excellent opportunities to express their opinions and guide their own learning. The nursery has a children’s council, where practitioners listen to the views of children. Practitioners provide a learning environment that is vibrant, exciting and stimulating. They plan fantastic activities and make suburb use of the resources to support children in their play. Children are thoroughly engaged, excited, exceptionally motivated and very settled in this challenging and inviting nursery.