The Caterpillar Club

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About The Caterpillar Club

Name The Caterpillar Club
Ofsted Inspections
Address c/o Ferndown First School, Mountbatten Drive, FERNDOWN, Dorset, BH22 9FB
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Dorset
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Children of all ages settle on arrival quickly and enjoy coming to pre-school. Staff help children to form trusting relationships with them exceptionally well, which strongly supports children's emotional well-being.

Children feel safe and secure. • Staff know the children well. They specifically target areas where children may need additional support, to help them make good progress.

The manager works closely with the on-site school to support children's move into the Reception class. • Staff support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) well. They proactively work with outside agencies to help children and families ...get the support they need.

• The manager and her staff team reflect regularly on their practice, to explore ways to improve the provision. They consider the views of parents and children to identify future improvements to benefit children's learning. • Staff have excellent partnerships with parents.

Parents' contributions to their children's learning are highly valued by staff, and parents readily share information. They comment that they appreciate the support staff give to their children and families. • Staff promote excellent levels of hygiene.

They support children to quickly learn about germs and the importance of washing their hands. Children relish completing tasks appropriate to their age, including assisting with helping to cut up fruit during snack time. • On occasions, staff miss opportunities to challenge children and extend their learning as they play so that children make the best possible progress.

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