Jumping Jacks Childcare

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About Jumping Jacks Childcare

Name Jumping Jacks Childcare
Ofsted Inspections
Address 84 Spenser Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2BB
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Bedford
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is good

Children are happy and excited when they arrive at nursery. They are confident to say goodbye to their parents. Staff are warm, welcoming and nurturing towards the children and greet them with enthusiasm.

Children are encouraged to be independent. This is reflected in children's engagement in the activities the staff provide for them. Staff support children's emotional well-being and give them encouragement and praise.

Children are very well behaved. Children play together purposefully and show great consideration for their friends. They are kind, polite and friendly to their friends and those who care for them.
...r/>Children independently share, take turns and make sure their friends are happy. For example, when a child drops his model of a dinosaur, his friend stops his play and helps him to rebuild it. Children benefit from high quality teaching in most planned focussed activities.

For example, when planting sunflower seeds, children recall prior learning about how the sun helps flowers grow. Staff are quick to introduce new vocabulary such as photosynthesis to extend children's learning. Children are confident to take risks and can independently manage their safety; for example, independently riding balance bikes and confidently climbing on the outdoor play equipment.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders have a clear vision for the curriculum in the nursery. However, not all staff have a clear understanding of the curriculum or how it is implemented to support and sequence children's learning.Staff plan a range of focussed activities for children.

At most of these activities, children engage well and staff share rich vocabulary and use questions to extend children's learning. For example, children are able to talk about different habitats and how we need oxygen to breathe. However, this is not consistent when children are accessing some of the free-play experiences.

Staff do not always capitalise on opportunities to explore children's thinking and extend their learning.Staff encourage parents and children to share information about experiences and interests outside of the nursery. This information is then used to broaden the experiences of children in the nursery and outings in the local area.

For example, some parents commute on the train. Staff plan trips to the local train station to watch the trains. They talk about where the trains might be going and who has been on a train.

Children are extremely confident and show respect for each other. They are very eager to join in activities and share their learning with others. Children are considerate and include others in their experiences.

For example, children invite their friends to join them in a pretend tea party.Partnerships with parents are strong. Leaders and staff work closely with parents and they value their opinions and views.

Parents speak very positively about staff and the experiences of their children. They feel included in their children's learning journey. Parents feel informed about how their child is progressing at nursery.

Parents talk about how staff support them by giving advice when needed.Staff sensitively support children to make the move to their new room as they develop and grow. Staff clearly identify what they want the younger children to learn before they move onto the next stage in the nursery.

An effective key-person system ensures that children feel safe and secure. Children are confident to move from the different rooms of the setting.Leaders strive to promote healthy eating and become more sustainable.

Meals and snacks are well thought out and children are encouraged to be independent and serve themselves. Staff talk to children about a healthy lifestyle and why they should eat healthily and drink water. Through sharing sessions, staff share knowledge with parents to support oral hygiene.

Staff feel extremely well supported. Supervision meetings are focussed on their professional development and well-being. Staff show enjoyment in what they are doing and this is reflected in the strong staff retention.

Staff work closely with parents and other professionals to support children with special education needs and/or disabilities. Leaders access support from other professionals and swiftly put plans in place to ensure that children and their families have the help they need.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Leaders follow good procedures to ensure that adults working with children are suitable for their roles. They provide new staff with appropriate induction training to ensure that they understand their role and responsibilities. Staff are aware of the indicators that may suggest that a child is at risk from harm.

They know how to recognise potential signs of abuse and neglect and who to report their concerns to. Staff keep up to date with their knowledge of safeguarding through regular training and discussions at staff and supervision meetings.

What does the setting need to do to improve?

To further improve the quality of the early years provision, the provider should: strengthen staff knowledge and skills to effectively deliver high quality interactions across all parts of the setting support staff to develop their understanding of the early years curriculum and how to sequence children's learning to build on what children know and can do.

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