Armfield Playgroup

Name Armfield Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 January 2018
Address U.R. Church Hall, Armfield Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0DL
Phone Number 07709290291
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 Children show their delight at discovering a small toy inside a block of ice. Their attention is maintained as staff encourage them to think about how they could get the toy out. Children demonstrate a clear understanding of how to keep safe. For example, as they chip away at the ice they talk about being careful that it does not flick into their eyes. Children show high levels of confidence as they move around the indoor and outdoor environments. They are encouraged by staff to make choices about what they would like to do. Children make close friendships and enjoy practising their talking skills as they excitedly speak to each other and staff. Parents describe staff as ’kind’. They also talk about how they really enjoy the ’family feel’ that the playgroup provides for their children. Recruitment procedures are robust and ensure that staff and volunteers are subject to all relevant suitability checks. Staff receive good levels of support from the provider. She works alongside them and provides regular supervision and team meetings. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always use information from assessments as effectively as possible to identify and plan highly precise next steps for children’s learning. The provider does not fully promote effective strategies to encourage parents to share information about their children’s achievements at home.