St Catherine’s Childcare


Name St Catherine’s Childcare
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address St Catherine’s CE Primary School, Marlpool Lane, KIDDERMINSTER, Worcestershire, DY11 5HP
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Worcestershire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (03 April 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The manager and staff are committed to continual improvement and reflect effectively on the service they provide. They value the contributions that parents and children make to this process. Recently, the manager and staff have made further improvements to the already good provision for children who prefer to play and learn outdoors. • Staff support children’s development skilfully and have a good understanding of how children learn. They provide children with quality interactions and enhance their play successfully. For example, staff follow children’s interests in building towers and use this opportunity well to help children explore their understanding of height and measure. • Staff support children’s communication and language skilfully. Children listen attentively to the sounds in words and clap to show how many syllables a word has. They ask questions and engage in lively discussions. Staff provide good support to help children who experience a delay in speech and language development to progress well. • Children make good progress and gain a secure foundation for school. This includes children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Children have good social skills and play together harmoniously. They show a strong sense of teamwork as they carefully negotiate obstacle courses and look out for their friends. • Staff are attentive and nurturing, and children form close bonds with them. Children who are new to the setting settle well and quickly gain confidence to play, explore and build relationships. Children are happy, secure and ready to learn. • At times, staff do not make the best use of some daily routines to maximise the potential for children’s learning. • Staff do not consistently support children to explore and use their creative ideas freely.