|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||05 June 2019|
|Address||Parish Rooms, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6LH|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good • The manager and staff provide a warm and welcoming environment. They arrange a number of resources and activities for children to explore when they arrive, which helps them engage in play and learning. • Children form close relationships with their key persons. Key persons know children very well and use their knowledge to plan effectively for children’s next steps in learning. They accurately assess children’s progress to ensure that any gaps in learning close swiftly. All children make good progress. • The manager and staff have effective relationships with other settings and professionals who support children’s learning. They share information about children’s next steps and value any expert guidance from other agencies. This helps provide a consistent approach to children’s ongoing development. • Children have plenty of opportunities to be physically active. They thoroughly enjoy racing around on ride-on toys and learning to negotiate space. They also take part in sponsored walks within the local area, which help develop their knowledge about where they live. • The manager and staff have effective partnerships with parents. They have worked hard to ensure each family is communicated with in a way that meets their needs, and that they are fully involved in their children’s learning. For example, staff share children’s journals, complete daily diaries and hold parents’ evenings. • Staff do not always deploy themselves effectively in the indoor environment. This means that some children are not supported in their chosen activity and possible learning opportunities are missed. • Occasionally, during routine activities, staff’s expectations of the youngest children are too high and the level of teaching is too advanced for their stage of development.