Howgill Family’s Centre’s Valley


Name Howgill Family’s Centre’s Valley
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 January 2017
Address South Whitehaven Children’s Centre, Whinlatter Road, Whitehaven, CA28 8DA
Phone Number 07827944739 or 07825081954
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The setting is led and managed by a skilled, knowledgeable and well-qualified management team. There is a strong focus on the continued improvement of the setting and raising outcomes for children. Reflective practice is well embedded within the staff team, which along with the views of parents and children, contributes to improvement plans. Children are confident to carry out tasks and develop a good level of independence from a young age. They help to prepare their snack as they help to set the table and independently spread toppings on their toast. Managers and staff continually strive to establish effective partnerships with parents. Parents are kept very well informed of their children’s progress and are supported to continue learning at home. There is a good two-way flow of communication in place, further fostering good relationships. Staff plan well for children’s learning. They accurately assess observations made of children’s learning and use this information to identify next steps and a range of activities. Children make good progress. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally, staff do not give children sufficient time to think and answer the questions they ask them. Current training opportunities for staff are not yet sufficiently embedded to help raise teaching to the highest level.