Giggle and Grow Oldham


Name Giggle and Grow Oldham
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address St Marys House, Horsedge Street, Oldham, OL1 3XE
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Oldham
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (10 September 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is outstanding • Well-qualified managers are extremely passionate and strive for excellence. They develop incisive and targeted improvement plans to help them to continually raise standards. Parents’ views are captured using innovative ways and they highly commend the nursery. For example, they say that it is a fantastic nursery with professional staff. • Opportunities for children to learn about the local community and the wider world are superb. For instance, children thoroughly enjoy a range of outings and visit a variety of places of worship. This builds on their excellent knowledge of other cultures further. • Staff highly respect children and value their opinions. For example, after activities all children are asked for their feedback. Older children use a ’thumbs up or down’ action to represent if they enjoyed the session. Younger children choose from happy or sad picture cards. Staff use the information to adapt their sessions accordingly. • Professional development opportunities for staff are outstanding and they have a very positive impact on staff practice. For example, all staff are expertly trained in applying positive behaviour management strategies. Children’s behaviour is astounding in relation to their age. For instance, two-year-old children treat each other with kindness and openly share resources with their peers, saying, ’There you go’. • Partnerships with parents are inspirational and clearly attribute to the high levels of progress that children make. Detailed information is gathered from parents when children first start and ongoing. Staff use the information extremely well to inform their meticulous assessments of children’s learning and swiftly identify any emerging gaps. • The nursery environment is exceptionally well planned, exciting and stimulating. Children benefit from a wide range of excellent quality toys, resources and equipment to help their development to flourish. • Staff are well qualified and demonstrate expert teaching skills. The focus on children’s communication and language skills is strong. Clever modelling, questioning and narratives help all children to develop their excellent speaking skills further.