Happy Days Pre-School


Name Happy Days Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 November 2017
Address Lagley Meadow Youth Centre, Douglas Gardens, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3PE
Phone Number 07592730556
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children demonstrate that they feel very happy and confident in this welcoming pre-school. They form warm and secure bonds with their key person. For instance, children excitedly run to them when it is time to spend small-group time with them. Staff plan interesting activities based on children’s individual interests. For instance, children are inquisitive and express an interest in the construction of a nearby building which they safely view from their outdoor area. Children learn about how construction vehicles operate and use their vivid imaginations to recreate what they have seen using toy diggers. The well-qualified team of staff receives regular supervision meetings and has good training opportunities to consistently update their skills. Recent training has enhanced staff knowledge of using a wider range of visual resources to help children to express their emotions. Staff also visit other pre-schools to share good practice. Staff form very good partnerships with parents and involve them in every aspect of their children’s learning. Parents receive detailed feedback about their children’s good progress and the activities they have enjoyed. They appreciate how all staff know their children very well and create a warm nurturing environment for them to learn in. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not consistently provide children with opportunities to solve problems during their play to develop their thinking skills further. On occasions, children are not always encouraged to use and care for their personal belongings and the play environment appropriately.