Hampstead Community Centre


Name Hampstead Community Centre
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 October 2016
Address 78 Hampstead High Street, LONDON, NW3 1RE
Phone Number 020 7794 8313
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children are happy and settled. They develop strong bonds with staff, who are warm and welcoming to children. Children behave well and form quick friendships with one another. For example, the older children in the centre help the youngest children to find their belongings and choose activities. Partnerships with parents are strong. Staff share regular information with parents about how their children are getting on and keep them informed about the daily activities on offer. Parents speak highly of the staff team and the friendly environment. Leaders are enthusiastic about their roles and seek to improve children’s experiences. They are reflective and use systems of self-evaluation effectively to evaluate their service. They have successfully met recommendations set at the last inspection to maintain the good levels of provision noted then. Children have good opportunities to extend their physical skills. For example, they take part in group games, sports, and activities such as using modelling dough. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not enable the youngest children in their everyday routines to become as independent as they could be. Staff do not help children to learn sufficiently well about differences and similarities of others represented in the wider community.