Saddleworth Stars

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About Saddleworth Stars

Name Saddleworth Stars
Ofsted Inspections
Address 1193 Huddersfield Road, Scouthead, Oldham, OL4 4AG
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Oldham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • The manager, together with exceptional support from the providers and staff team, works tirelessly to develop and maintain a first-rate service for all children and families. She values and acts upon the feedback from children, staff and parents. The manager actively engages in developing highly effective improvement plans to help to maintain the excellent quality of teaching and learning outcomes for all children.

• Staff make excellent use of information from observations to accurately assess children's progress. They plan activities sharply focused on children's individual interests and the next steps in their learning. For example, babies who interested in climbing are provided with soft play ramps, cubes and slopes.

This helps to significantly improve their large-muscle control and coordination. Children are highly motivated, confident and independent learners. They make rapid progress.

• Staff provide children with wonderful opportunities to explore the world around them. Children enjoy an extensive range of activities and experiences, such as outings, visits to the local care home and cultural celebrations. They learn through first-hand experiences about the life cycle of chicks and butterflies and how to look after the pet snails.

• Children develop a mature understanding of appropriate behaviour and how their actions affect the feelings of others. One example of how staff promote this, is by using the persona doll called Wilf. They talk to children about Wilf feeling sad because he has no friends and what they could do to make him feel better.

Children say, 'We can be his friend'. Their behaviour is exemplary. • Children flourish in the highly stimulating environment.

They are extremely happy, settle quickly and form extremely strong attachments with their key person and all staff. Children demonstrate high levels of security and self-esteem. • Partnerships with parents are superb.

Parents are provided with a wealth of information about children's learning and development and the progress they make. They are exceptionally well supported to help support children's learning at home. This helps to promote high levels of consistency and continuity of care and education for all children.

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