Footsteps to Dolphin Street

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About Footsteps to Dolphin Street

Name Footsteps to Dolphin Street
Ofsted Inspections
Address 38 Dolphin Street, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8AZ
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority NewcastleuponTyne
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • Partnerships with parents are excellent. Parents are highly complimentary about the outstanding quality of the nursery environment, the educational support and exemplary care that their children receive from staff.

They describe how staff create a 'welcoming', 'non-judgemental' and 'special' atmosphere. • Partnership working is exceptionally well embedded. These highly effective and engaging partnerships with parents and other professionals enable staff to meet all children's individual needs exceptionally well.

This is particularly effective in supporting children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Parents feel the...y are kept fully involved in their children's learning and all assessment processes. • There is a culture of reflective practice in place.

The manager and staff are entirely invested and show a firm commitment to continuously improving the already excellent practice in place. Self-evaluation is ongoing, incisive and leads to targeted improvement plans that have a substantial impact on outcomes for children. • Teaching is inspirational.

Staff consistently extend children's learning to the highest levels, using their professional knowledge of how children learn and develop exceptionally well. They expertly adapt activities to tailor their approach to reflect children's individual stage of learning and their emerging interests. Children make rapid progress in their learning.

• Staff are excellent role models. They strongly support children to develop their self-confidence and self-awareness. Children are extremely well behaved.

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