Stanley’s at Ridgeway

Name Stanley’s at Ridgeway
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Ridgeway Children’s Centre, Park Avenue, South Shields, NE34 8AB
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority SouthTyneside
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (15 March 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • Staff have a first-rate knowledge of how children learn. Their very secure understanding of typical stages and patterns of child development contributes to highly effective plans for children’s learning. There is a precise focus on what each individual child needs to learn next, which helps them to make substantial and sustained progress. • Partnerships with other professionals are a distinct strength of this nursery. Excellent arrangements for sharing information and collaborative working help to provide an holistic and highly cohesive approach to supporting children and their families. • Managers and staff are passionate and committed in their drive to continually improve care and learning experiences for children. There is a culture of high expectation, of both staff and children, that contributes to significant developments in practice that have an extremely positive impact on outcomes for children. • Children make particularly remarkable progress in their personal, social and emotional development. They settle into nursery quickly and rapidly grow in confidence from the outset. Their enthusiasm and levels of engagement in their learning are notably high. They arrive at nursery eager and excited to join in and share their experiences. • Parents’ comments about the nursery are overwhelmingly positive. They describe the highly detailed information staff share about their children’s time in nursery and the progress they make in their learning. They share experiences of staff who have supported children during difficult times, and ’helped them on every step of the way’. • Staff are extremely sensitive to children’s individual needs and experiences. There are excellent arrangements to welcome new children into nursery. This helps them to gather detailed information about children and their families and quickly establish supportive relationships with them. Children thrive in this highly nurturing environment. • Children who have lower levels of achievement on entry to nursery benefit immensely from highly focused and expert teaching strategies. They make rapid progress and gaps in their learning are closed swiftly.