Playmates II


Name Playmates II
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 27 April 2015
Address 55-57 Murray Street, HARTLEPOOL, Cleveland, TS26 8PQ
Phone Number 01429 272500
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The quality of teaching is outstanding. The well-qualified staff provide an exceptional and varied range of high-quality learning experiences inside and outdoors. As a result, children are motivated and eager to learn. This means all children are extremely well prepared for their next stage in learning, including school. Staff develop excellent partnerships with parents who are constantly involved and very well informed about their children’s progress and achievements. Parents are actively engaged in their children’s learning in the setting and at home through daily updates, regular meetings about their children’s progress and access to their child’s development records. Staff have an excellent understanding of how to protect children. Stringent safeguarding and child protection procedures ensure all children are kept extremely safe within the nursery. Rigorous self-evaluation and a targeted programme of professional development ensure that all staff consistently improves their already excellent understanding and practice. The manager has highly effective monitoring systems for children’s learning and development. These ensure that staff’s planning and assessment are consistent and precise. Any gaps or delays in children’s progress are quickly identified and necessary targeted support provided. The management team brings great stability to the nursery. The owner, who is also the manager, is very ’hands-on’ in the nursery and she is an inspirational leader. Staff respond very well to her enthusiasm and they work closely with her to constantly meet children’s needs.