Coaley Village Playgroup

What is this page?

We are, a schools information website. This page is one of our school directory pages. This is not the website of Coaley Village Playgroup.

What is Locrating?

Locrating is the UK's most popular and trusted school guide; it allows you to view inspection reports, admissions data, exam results, catchment areas, league tables, school reviews, neighbourhood information, carry out school comparisons and much more. Below is some useful summary information regarding Coaley Village Playgroup.

To see all our data you need to click the blue button at the bottom of this page to view Coaley Village Playgroup on our interactive map.

About Coaley Village Playgroup

Name Coaley Village Playgroup
Ofsted Inspections
Address Coaley Primary School, The Street, Coaley, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 5EB
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is good

Managers have devised an ambitious curriculum that considers the learning needs of all children. Staff focus on children's socialisation, communication and language, and self-help skills. They observe children at play and use ongoing assessments to target areas where children need the most focus to help them progress.

Staff give children plenty of praise for their achievements. Staff build strong attachments with their key children and promote their emotional well-being and independence. Children are happy and settled in their care.

Children experience a rich variety of outdoor learning that builds on their physical sk...ills and utilises the rural aspect of the setting. Managers have considered how to maximise the space to provide an area that meets the needs of the children. For example, children develop core strength as they paint the playground and walls with rollers, stretching their bodies as they paint.

They use hammers to bang golf tees into pumpkins, skilfully engaging their hand-eye coordination. When children want to explore further and ask, 'I want to see the seeds inside', staff encourage them to think about how they can do this themselves and what tools would help them. Staff use these opportunities to teach children how to keep themselves safe and manage risk.

Children become physically confident at the setting.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

Children are kind to one another. For example, when they knock a tower over, other children help to rebuild it and kindly say, 'I can help you, here you go'.

Children are confident in their interactions. They use descriptive words during play and provide a commentary for what they are doing, such as, 'I am drawing a menacing shark'. Staff use these moments to play alongside children and are genuinely interested in what children say and do.

Children come together for group times. Staff read stories and sing songs to encourage their listening and attention skills. However, staff are not always clear about the expectation for children's behaviour during these times.

This means that some children lose interest and disrupt the other children by leaving the group or talking among themselves. Some children, who sit quietly and try to talk to staff, are occasionally missed as children and staff talk over each other. Staff do not consistently model how to take turns in conversation.

Staff support children's developing self-care skills and encourage good hygiene routines. For example, children sing a song about washing hands before mealtimes. Children explain to the inspector that 'germs are invisible, so you must wash your hands with soap a lot'.

Staff effectively promote healthy lifestyles for children. For example, they arrange visits from a dentist, to help children learn about good oral health.Staff reflect on training to ensure it benefits the children.

For example, recent training on the advantages of outside play, has driven changes in practice and the outside environment. Staff are regularly observed by managers, who provide ongoing and precise feedback to enhance their practice. Staff speak highly of the support they are given and feel part of a well-established team.

Children with special educational needs and/or disability are well supported. The setting works very well with external agencies, including the local authority. Parents comment on how the setting meets their children's individual needs very well.

Regular discussions and meetings take place to ensure partnerships are strong. The experienced special educational needs coordinator ensures individual education plans support children's next stage of learning.Staff and children often go for walks around their local area, within their community.

They visit local shops, the café, and take part in celebrations at the local church. Staff take children to visit their older siblings at the on-site school. For example, they take part in 'golden time' activities on the playing field.

However, staff do not always develop children's understanding and learning about the rich diversity that exists outside of their local community.Parents have opportunities to observe their children's learning through the regular stay-and-play sessions they attend. Parents and carers are regularly invited into the setting for special celebrations.

For example, an afternoon tea party. Leaders and staff work hard to include parents in their children's education. They hold regular meetings to feed back children's development and share learning which can be incorporated at home.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Leaders and staff have a good awareness of how to keep children safe from harm. They have a clear understanding of their safeguarding policy to help support them when recording and reporting concerns.

Staff and leaders have adopted a robust approach to whistle-blowing and know what to do should an allegation be made against them. The designated safeguarding lead is reflective when reviewing policies and procedures.

What does the setting need to do to improve?

To further improve the quality of the early years provision, the provider should: nincorporate greater cultural diversity into the curriculum to broaden children's understanding of people and their communities nencourage staff to model behaviour expectations more clearly during group times, to ensure that all children are effectively supported and remain engaged from the onset.

Also at this postcode
Coaley Church of England Primary Academy

  Compare to
nearby nurseries