Happy Hours Private Day Nursery

Name Happy Hours Private Day Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 October 2016
Address 5 High Seaton, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 1NP
Phone Number 01900 602 962
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Managers and leaders empower their staff team to adopt a clear and focused vision to offer children lots of tender loving care. The effective monitoring of children’s well-being and involvement helps to ensure that children feel happy and confident to join in. Key persons form secure emotional attachments with children. They welcome children into a calm and relaxing environment where they are inspired to play, learn and develop. Transition through the setting and on to school is supported well and helps children to feel settled, assured and emotionally ready for their move. The quality of teaching is good. Observations and assessments of children’s learning are accurate. Planned activities are challenging and take full account of children’s next steps and learning from home. This helps all children to make good progress. Partnerships with parents are good. Staff keep parents informed of children’s learning and progress. They provide engaging ideas, such as story sacks, mini homework packs and toddler-talk packs to help parents extend their children’s learning at home. Staff value each and every child. They help children to celebrate their achievements and good behaviour through effective methods, such as gold, silver and bronze awards. Ideas, such as the family boards, help children to recognise what makes them unique. It is not yet outstanding because: Mealtimes are not organised effectively enough to minimise disruption and to enable children to make their own choices about when to have a drink whilst eating. Continuous professional development is not yet sharply focused on helping staff to share their expertise to help enhance the quality of teaching to the highest levels.