Highburton Playgroup


Name Highburton Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Burton Village Hall, Northfield Lane, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, HD8 0QT
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Kirklees
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (17 March 2014)
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Information about the setting

Highburton Playgroup was registered in 1996 and is on the Early Years Register. It is managed by a voluntary committee and operates from rooms in the village hall in the Highburton area of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The playgroup serves the local area and is accessible to all children. Access is by steps or a ramp. There is an enclosed area available for outdoor play. The playgroup employs seven members of staff who care for the children. They all hold relevant early years qualifications at level 2 or above. The playgroup opens Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Tuesday from 9am to 12.30pm term time. Children attend for a variety of sessions. There are currently 38 children attending who are in the early years age group. The nursery provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children. It supports children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The nursery receives support from the local authority and is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: consider further ways to enhance the all already excellent opportunities for children to develop their literacy skills, for example, by providing more opportunities for children to observe print and writing outdoors.