Zone 4 Kids

Name Zone 4 Kids
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 October 2016
Address Coquet Park First School, The Links, Whitley Bay, NE26 1TQ
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 good The manager is an experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable practitioner, who leads a well-qualified staff team. All staff have a very good understanding of how children learn and develop. They use this knowledge to help each child progress well from their unique starting points. Teaching is good. Staff use a variety of teaching strategies and work very closely together to ensure that children develop skills and knowledge across all seven areas of learning. The manager works very well with her area manager. They help staff to reflect on and evaluate their practice. Development plans are focused on achieving the highest standards of care and education for all children. Staff are very good role models who have high expectations of the children in their care. They help children to understand and follow rules, routines and boundaries, and to be polite and considerate to others. Children’s behaviour is excellent. Robust systems are in place for the safe recruitment, induction and supervision of staff. Training and staff development have a positive impact on outcomes for children. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally, during adult-led activities children are not given the opportunity to fully explore and investigate materials they are interested in. Self-evaluation is not yet focused closely enough on assessing the impact of practice on outcomes for children.