Westoe Village Kindergarten


Name Westoe Village Kindergarten
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address St George’s Avenue, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 6ET
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 (10 October 2016)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding Exceptionally detailed self-evaluation systems are in place. Leaders have excellent arrangements in place to gather the views of staff, children and parents to consistently review the quality of the provision. Children use excellent literacy skills to ’write’ to children who have left to start school. For example, older children informed them about their experience of carrying a school dinner tray for the first time. Staff have since introduced the use of small dinner trays to support children’s independence skills ready for school. Children have incredible self-care skills. They independently tend to their own needs and follow the rules of the setting. Extremely high standards of hygiene practices are in place. The inspirational and passionate staff team consistently delivers exceptionally high-quality teaching. They provide a very inclusive environment. Extremely rich and stimulating activities are provided for children to make choices from. Children demonstrate remarkable levels of enthusiasm for learning. Partnerships with professionals and other early years providers are excellent. Regular highly detailed information is shared to help support children’s individual learning needs. The leadership team attends regular network meetings to share practice ideas. All children make outstanding progress in their learning. Mathematical language is threaded throughout all aspects of the nursery routine. Children use superb counting skills during snack and mealtimes. Risk assessment procedures are highly detailed and precise. Children take part in daily checks, taking notes on clipboards to review the safety of all areas of the setting.