Happy House Playgroup

Name Happy House Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 December 2016
Address Spring Meadow, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 5LX
Phone Number 01772 462 420
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The provider and her committed team show a strong focus and passionate drive to provide high-quality care and education for children. The well-qualified staff have an expert knowledge of how young children learn. Consequently, teaching across the nursery is good. Staff provide children with stimulating activities that promote their interest and cover all areas of learning. Children are happy and enthused in their learning. They demonstrate confidence in trying new activities and are motivated to learn. Staff promote children’s independence extremely well and value all children equally. Children develop positive attitudes and respond well to the high expectations of staff. Children manage their feelings well and their behaviour is very good. Staff have robust relationships with parents, other professionals and primary schools in the area. They work together successfully to meet children’s individual needs and provide additional support where needed. Staff are, overall, effective in their communication with parents and involve them in their child’s learning. The provider and manager undertake robust self-evaluation which takes into account the views of staff, parents and children. This enables them to continuously develop and improve their service. It is not yet outstanding because: Children’s individual progress is tracked effectively. However, methods to monitor the progress of different groups of children are still in their infancy. Staff do not fully gather detailed information from parents about what children already know and can do when they first start at the setting.