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About Happytots

Name Happytots
Ofsted Inspections
Address 2-4 Blackfriars, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9PQ
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority NorthNorthamptonshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • Since the last inspection, the manager and staff team continue to work very well together. They make effective changes to their planning and assessment of children's learning.

This ensures that children's interests lead the planning of activities and that assessments of their learning are accurate. • The staff team is committed to ensuring children are safe. Staff supervise children well during their play.

Staff are deployed effectively in the inside and outside play areas. This results in the children benefitting from being able to move freely between these areas to play. • Parents are happy with their children's experiences at the playgroup.
They comment on how supportive and helpful the staff are and about the progress their children are making in relation to their confidence and independence. • Children rapidly develop confidence and a sense of belonging at the playgroup. They enjoy joining activities that are supervised by staff and they are supported to learn about the routines and the expectations for behaviour.

Staff have time to talk to children, play with them and read stories. This is beneficial to children's emotional wellbeing. • The staff team is reflective in their work.

They continually review what they do and how they use the available space to ensure it meets children's changing interests. It is not yet outstanding because: • Although staff have opportunities for professional development, the manager has not yet implemented plans to ensure this is highly focused on their individual needs for further development. • Occasionally, staff do not encourage children to think deeply about what they are doing and try to solve problems they encounter for themselves.

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