Leading Strings Playgroup


Name Leading Strings Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address St. John’s Church Hall, Palmers Green, N13 4DA
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Enfield
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (18 June 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • The highly-qualified manager oversees the running of the playgroup exceedingly well. She closely monitors all aspects of the provision and is highly successful at driving forward improvements. She reflects on the feedback and promptly makes changes to ensure children’s needs are continuously met to an extremely high standard. • Staff have the highest expectations for all children. They understand each child’s individual characteristics and capabilities extremely well. They use every opportunity to enrich children’s learning. For instance, staff have introduced an extensive range of resources and activities to successfully build on children’s fascination with the moon and space travel. • Children demonstrate exemplary behaviour and excellent social skills. All staff give children clear and consistent messages about their expectations for behaviour. This helps children to understand rules and boundaries, and learn how to keep themselves and others safe. • Staff place an extremely high priority on catering for children’s emotional and physical needs. For instance, they visit children in their own homes before they join the provision, which helps them to develop exceptionally close bonds right from the start. Children settle quickly and demonstrate that they feel confident and emotionally secure at the playgroup. • Children are eager to learn and readily take on challenges. For example, older children used their thinking and problem-solving skills to their full extent as they tried to mend a toy they had been playing with. They showed excellent social and communication skills as they worked together to test a variety of materials and methods. • The partnerships with parents are extremely effective. Staff are highly successful at engaging with parents to support children’s progress. They plan to develop this aspect of the provision further, for instance by introducing ’home learning packs’, to promote children’s learning at home even more effectively.