St Helen’s Preschool Little Stars

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About St Helen’s Preschool Little Stars

Name St Helen’s Preschool Little Stars
Ofsted Inspections
Address St. Helens C Of E Primary School, Greenhill, Alveston, Bristol, BS35 2QX
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority SouthGloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is good

Children engage in a broad range of experiences, which helps them practise skills and be confident learners. For example, the curriculum is well planned to help children build their physical skills and coordination in preparation for them to write successfully.

Children use a range of tools, such as rolling pins and cutters, while playing with dough. They pat and stretch the dough to manipulate it into their desired shapes. Children receive positive interactions from staff to challenge them even further, for example, to handle scissors safely.

Children thoroughly enjoy reading books and storytelling, showing good imagi...nation. They recall familiar phrases well and predict what might happen next. Children remember hearing a woodpecker in the wooded area previously and are keen to use books to research more.

Staff help parents continue children's interests at home, for example sharing story sacks.Children develop strong bonds with staff, who are genuinely interested in their well-being. Those children who find it difficult to settle receive cuddles and reassurance.

Children develop high levels of self-esteem and make decisions about their play, selecting resources that interest them. They show pride in their achievements and confidently ask staff if they can keep their model to continue their play later.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

The curriculum is well planned and staff use their training and skills successfully to provide a range of experiences across all areas of learning.

Staff have a good understanding of what they want children to learn next, based on accurate observations and assessments.The knowledgeable special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) works closely with parents, key persons and other professionals to enable children with special educational needs and/or disabilities to make progress in their learning and development. The SENCo uses funding efficiently to ensure that children are included, whether through providing one-to-one support, additional resources or adapting the environment.

Staff work closely with parents when children start to gather useful information to help children settle and plan their initial experiences. Parents value the home visits and feel staff know their children well. Staff invite parents into the setting, for example, to share their cultures and traditions.

At times, group activities do not meet the needs of all children participating. For example, staff do not consider the acoustics so quieter children can share their ideas and ensure that activities support younger children at their level of understanding and capabilities.Staff do not always use the resources, such as visual cues, available to them to ensure that all children understand the routines of the day and their expectations so they can engage fully in the learning.

This includes children who speak English as an additional language.Children behave well. Staff support children effectively to resolve conflicts when they arise, such as how to ask a friend to stop swinging their legs under the table.

Children learn good manners and are polite and kind to each other. Staff support children to talk about how they feel and guide them to think about what would make them feel better.Staff meet children's care needs efficiently.

They follow good hygiene practice, such as when changing nappies, and provide consistent support to help children progress to toilet training.Children gain good independence. They wipe their noses, choose a plate and cup for their snack and pour their own drinks.

Children understand their own needs. For example, they know to remove clothing when they become hot after exercise and the importance of having a drink of water.The manager provides effective support to help staff improve their professional skills and access relevant training.

Staff reflect well on their practice and work well together to raise the quality of children's learning experiences. Staff encourage parents to provide feedback on the provision and act accordingly, such as by providing opportunities for children to bake, using the school facilities.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Staff use their risk assessments well to continuously monitor the premises and equipment to keep children safe. Children are supervised closely by those staff who have completed robust suitability checks. Staff understand the importance of following procedures to ensure that known and authorised adults collect children.

Staff have good knowledge of the possible signs and/or symptoms that a child is at potential risk and report these promptly to the designated safeguarding lead (DSL). The DSL has good knowledge of their procedures should a concern arise and works effectively with other agencies to keep children safe from harm.

What does the setting need to do to improve?

To further improve the quality of the early years provision, the provider should: norganise group times to ensure that younger and less-confident children are able to engage in their learning at their level of understanding support staff to consistently use resources available to them to help children understand the routines of the day and expectations to better engage in their learning.

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