Portico Poppets


Name Portico Poppets
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 May 2016
Address 1 Leicester Street, Thatto Heath, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 5QH
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority StHelens
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding Children are self-motivated, confident and enthusiastic learners. This is because staff have an astute understanding of how children learn and their individual needs. They successfully extend learning through targeted planning and high-quality teaching. This supports children to make wonderful progress. The inspirational leadership team continually strives for excellence. They demonstrate a very strong commitment to providing high-quality provision. They observe and monitor staff practice robustlyThey provide an extensive programme of professional development and support that enables staff to continually provide the best possible teaching and learning experiences for children. Highly effective systems for monitoring the progress of children mean staff swiftly identify any emerging gaps in learning and quickly implement programmes of support. Monitoring extends to different groups of children as well as the educational programme. This provides a tremendously detailed and informative account of how and where children are making progress. Children’s behaviour in the nursery is impeccable. Staff are excellent role models, demonstrating polite, patient and friendly behaviour. They support children to develop superb social skills. For example, staff teach children how to play cooperatively together and to share resources, using sand timers to aid their understanding and conflict resolution. Staff form exemplary relationships with parents, involving them in every aspect of their child’s learning. For example, parents are invited to parent week to discuss with staff their child’s progress and see the nursery day in action. Parent’s comments are overwhelmingly positive. They are fully involved in their child’s learning and appreciate the care and support they receive.