Zig Zags

Name Zig Zags
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 April 2017
Address 38 Wellwood Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8TU
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The provider makes good use of self-evaluation to highlight any strengths and weaknesses in the provision. For example, she works closely with external early years professionals to develop action plans to help improve outcomes for children. Staff are attentive to children’s care needs, caring and professional. Children are settled, happy and secure. The manager and staff consistently track children’s progress to identify any gaps in their development. They swiftly put plans in place to help close these gaps. Children make good progress from their different starting points. Staff work well with parents. For example, they use online systems to share and obtain information, and organise regular meetings to help parents support children’s learning. The provider effectively monitors staff practice and their ongoing suitability. For example, she offers direct coaching, support and training opportunities. Staff now plan activities according to children’s interests to better support their learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Sometimes, staff miss opportunities to encourage younger children to contribute to their personal care routines. Staff miss some opportunities to encourage children to explore everyday technology to support their learning about how things work.