|Name||Dosthill Park Pre-School Playgroup|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Dorcas Centre, off Blackwood Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 1JE|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 February 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good • The manager works very well with the long-standing staff team. Together they reflect and evaluate on their practice to continually improve. The whole team is dedicated to creating a stimulating environment for all children to play, learn and have fun in. • Partnerships with parents are strong. There is a consistent two-way flow of information shared between home and nursery. This helps to ensure continuity in children’s care and learning. Parents speak very highly of the pre-school, they say what a wonderful place it is and that their children love coming here. • Children’s behaviour is fostered very well. Staff act as positive role models and have high expectations for all children. They encourage children to share and take turns. Children show kindness and respect to one another as they play. • Children are very independent. They freely access snack time and confidently wash their hands before eating, without reminders. Children have independent access to the outdoors and make choices in their play and learning. • Staff use their observations and assessments of children’s development, to identify their next steps in learning. They use what they know about children to plan appropriate activities, to help them achieve their goals. This means all children make good progress from their starting points. • Children settle quickly and build secure attachments with their key person, who offers caring and nurturing relationships. Staff gain detailed information from parents and use this well, to help children to feel emotionally secure. The settling in arrangements for all children are effective. • Staff sometimes do not give children enough time to respond to questions or encourage them to find their own ways of doing things to provide the optimum challenge in their learning. • Staff have not fully considered different ways they can help children who speak English as an additional language to raise their attainment level to the highest standard.