Happy Turtles Cinderford


Name Happy Turtles Cinderford
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 12 July 2019
Address Whimsey Industrial Estate, Steam Mills, Whimsey, Cinderford, GL14 3JA
Phone Number 01594 827654
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This is a provision that requires improvement • The owner/manager has not ensured that staff carry out effective risk assessments to minimise minor accidents, particularly in the shared toddler and pre-school outdoor space. The hygiene arrangements for children’s handwashing are not satisfactory. • Staff do not provide consistent messages for children to help them understand expectations. For example, they allow some children to run about outdoors without shoes, but then tell others they must put them on; or they tell children it is time to put the toys away but then let some continue playing. • Staff working with the babies do not make the best use of observations and assessments to support children’s learning and development, and help them make the best progress possible. It has the following strengths • The owner/manager and staff are building good relationships with parents. They regularly share information with parents about children’s time at the setting. Children and parents feel valued and children develop confidence and self-esteem. • Children have exciting environments to play and explore. They develop good physical skills using the soft-play equipment and exploring the activities outdoors.