Happy Hands Pre-School and Childcare

Name Happy Hands Pre-School and Childcare
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 11 May 2016
Address McIntyre Road, Stocksbridge, SHEFFIELD, S36 1DG
Phone Number 01142 886 262
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding Staff have extremely high expectations of children and themselves. They use precise observations to assess children’s development and identify challenging next steps in their learning. Children make rapid progress in their learning and development. Children form dynamic relationships with staff. They are extremely happy and settled and their behaviour is excellent. Staff are marvellous role models for children, demonstrating polite, friendly and patient behaviour. Children are incredibly helpful, respectful and caring towards each other. Staff are extremely skilled at teaching children about diversity. Children gain a wonderful awareness of cultural festivals and have an excellent understanding of similarities and differences between themselves and others. Children make excellent progress in their communication and language skills. Staff take full advantage of children’s eagerness to talk about familiar people and experiences from home, in order to build their self-esteem. Staff are highly enthusiastic and work as a strong team to provide rich, varied and imaginative learning experiences for children. The manager makes excellent use of staff meetings and supervision. Staff maintain high levels of continuous professional development to consistently ensure the quality of teaching is kept to an outstanding level. Staff work extremely successfully with other professionals to ensure children who have special educational needs or disability make significant progress in their learning and development.