The Playcentre

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About The Playcentre

Name The Playcentre
Ofsted Inspections
Address Gladstone & Falsgrave Recreation Centre, Wykeham Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7SA
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority NorthYorkshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Children greatly enjoy their time at the setting and have plenty of fun.

They choose from a variety of interesting activities in the playroom, large sports hall and outdoors. • Staff encourage children to take an active part in discussions and listen attentively to their responses. Children demonstrate impressively good social skills.

• Children behave extremely well. Staff are excellent role models and provide a wealth of praise and encouragement to children. They establish very clear boundaries and high expectations for children's behaviour.

Staff show immense respect for children and provide warm and caring interactions. This contribu...tes successfully to children of all ages being happy, settled and confident. • Partnership working is effective.

Managers and staff exchange detailed information with parents, the local school and any relevant professionals. Children benefit considerably from strong continuity of care. • Parents speak very positively about the care that their children receive.

They comment that staff are exceptionally welcoming and that their children are always keen to attend the setting. • Children have an excellent understanding of how to follow a healthy lifestyle. They benefit from nutritious foods, some of which they help to grow, such as cucumbers and tomatoes.

They follow exemplary hygiene routines and enjoy fresh air and exercise daily. Children learn to keep themselves safe, for instance, on the walk to and from school and during boisterous games. • The manager does not ensure that the supervision of staff focuses sharply on enhancing even further the quality of their interactions with children.

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