|Name||Happy Days Playgroup|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||09 December 2014|
|Address||St. Andrews C of E First School, Marymans Road, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 2QN|
|Phone Number||07739 631 639|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Information about the setting
Happy Days Playgroup is a privately owned and originally opened in 1972, changing ownership in 1996. It is registered on the Early Years Register and both parts of the Childcare Register. The playgroup operates from two rooms in a mobile unit located in the grounds of St. Andrew’s C E First School in Hampton, Evesham. There is an enclosed area for outdoor play and children use the school’s Forest School site. The playgroup serves the local area and is accessible to all children. Four members of childcare staff work at the playgroup, including the provider who is the manager. She has Early Years Teacher Status and the other staff have appropriate early years qualifications at level 3. One member of staff is working towards a degree in Early Years. Students attend the playgroup on placement. The playgroup is open each weekday from 8.45am to 3.05pm during term time only. Children attend for a variety of sessions. There are currently 41 children aged between two and four years on roll. The playgroup provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children. It supports a number of children who speak English as an additional language and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. There are close links with the school. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: enhance the already excellent opportunities for children to make choices and express their ideas by, for example, involving them more in planning for their future learning, such as, the current redevelopment of the outdoor learning area.