St Gabriel’s Playgroup

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About St Gabriel’s Playgroup

Name St Gabriel’s Playgroup
Ofsted Inspections
Address St Gabriel’s Hall, East Street, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9QH
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority WestSussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • Staff are good role models and show children how to be kind and care for others.

Children follow their good example and, for example, find toys for a friend. They help each other put away artwork in drawers. • Children are secure, confident and happy.

They settle quickly in the friendly and welcoming environment. • Staff competently observe and assess children. They provide challenging activities that reflect children's interests and needs.

Staff help all children make good progress from their starting points in learning. • The manager and staff team effectively monitor all children's progress. They identify and successfully narrow any em...erging gaps in learning.

For example, the manager recently addressed a slight weakness in opportunities to develop children's mathematical skills further. Children are now engaging in more activities that build on their already good awareness of numbers and shape. • The manager encourages the continuous professional development of staff.

For example, they attend further training that helps increase their knowledge and skills. Recent training is enabling staff to more competently increase children's strong speaking skills. It is not yet outstanding because: • Staff do not consistently make the most of all opportunities to encourage children's independence even further, in particular at snack times.