|Name||Happitime Playgroup LTD|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||21 May 2019|
|Address||Unit 3, 142 Lea Bridge Road, London, E5 9RB|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good • Children are settled and happy at this friendly local nursery. The bonds between children and staff are warm and positive, which helps to build children’s confidence and self-esteem. Children are keen to talk to visitors and share what they are doing. All children, including those who receive additional funding, make good steady progress from their starting points. • The manager is ambitious for the nursery and staff. Staff speak positively about the support she gives. The manager provides staff with regular supervision, identifying strengths and areas for improvement. She puts in place action plans and identifies continuous training opportunities to improve the quality of the staff’s interactions with children. • Staff facilitate children’s independence and curiosity very well. They have created an interesting and well-organised learning environment where all children are able to experiment and explore. Children carry out tasks for themselves, such as pouring their own water at lunchtime and chopping their own banana for snack. • Children benefit from plenty of fresh air and exercise each day. Despite the small size of the garden, they spend ample time outdoors. All children have lots of fun outside as they access activities and resources. For instance, they play listening games and respond to the instructions of the caller, and climb skilfully on the large play equipment. • Staff do not consistently provide challenge for older children’s learning, especially during mixed-age group activities. • The manager and staff closely monitor the progress made by all children, including different groups of children. However, tracking does not sharply focus on gaps in children’s learning in order for planning to be targeted effectively. • The manager does not evaluate the quality of the playgroup as effectively as she could. She does not use the voices of parents, the local authority adviser and children rigorously enough to build on the quality of the playgroup.