Thorpe on the Hill Playgroup

Name Thorpe on the Hill Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 26 March 2015
Address Thorpe on the Hill Play Group, School Lane, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, LINCOLN, LN6 9BN
Phone Number 07949 371609
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The quality of teaching and practitioner’s interaction with children are outstanding. Children experience exciting and varied activities, which cover all areas of learning in great depth. Practitioners communicate their enthusiasm to children, so that they thoroughly enjoy being at the playgroup. Children receive excellent support to settle in the playgroup because the starting period is adjusted to their individual needs. Children are sensitively nurtured, ensuring they are happy and flourish in the child-centred environment. There is excellent communication and sharing of information about children’s needs and progress with parents. They are all very involved in children’s learning and practitioners work closely with parents to ensure all children make rapid progress in their learning and development. Highly effective safeguarding procedures mean that children are safe at the playgroup. The premises are secure and children are supervised vigilantly at all times. Safeguarding information is extended to parents through a comprehensive website, display boards and daily contact with practitioners. Children are very happy and secure because practitioners obtain very detailed information from parents about children’s well-being and individual needs, so that they can meet these very effectively. Leadership and management are inspirational and practitioners are highly motivated. Sharply focused monitoring and self-evaluation means that there is continuous improvement in the very high quality provision, so that children build on a firm foundation. Excellent partnership with the host school means that children have a very smooth transition into school.