Glebe Kids

Name Glebe Kids
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 September 2017
Address 30 Glebe Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 1DR
Phone Number 01462 686683
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff have good partnerships with parents and carers. They regularly share information that supports children’s learning. Staff effectively guide and encourage parents to extend their children’s learning at home and parents speak highly of the staff team. Staff place a sharp focus on children’s communication and language development in all activities and experiences. They are successful role models, introducing children to a wide range of new vocabulary, such as during story time and small-group times. Children’s physical development is promoted well. Staff provide opportunities for them to enjoy fresh air and exercise in the outdoor areas on a daily basis. In addition to this, children take part in regular outings, such as local woodland walks and trips to the farm. The well-established staff team implements the early years foundation stage framework effectively. The ongoing support from the management team for staff to develop their skills, is positive. Staff attend training sessions and return with new and innovative teaching ideas that promote further knowledge and understanding of all staff. The environment is warm and welcoming. Activities are stimulating and interesting and children are motivated and eager to join in. It is not yet outstanding because: Sometimes staff do not recognise when to adjust their teaching to present even more challenge for the most able children. On occasions, staff do not make full use of opportunities to teach children about their personal safety.