F.I.S.H Ladysmith Infant School


Name F.I.S.H Ladysmith Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 June 2016
Address Ladysmith First School, Ladysmith Road, EXETER, EX1 2PS
Phone Number 08445618847
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff work effectively in partnership with the local school and nursery. Children benefit from this shared approach to meeting their needs. Children play cooperatively, behave well and learn to resolve minor conflicts independently. Staff are good role models and children follow the rules of the provision well. Children feel valued and take ownership of activities. Staff ensure children make their own choices and decisions, which supports their confidence and self-esteem. The key-person system is effective and enables staff to form positive relationships with parents and keep them well informed about their children’s time at the setting. Leadership and management are effective. The management team uses self-evaluation well to plan further improvements that benefit children. Children have a good awareness of safety. For example, they understand how to cross the car park safely and are aware of any risks. Children have sufficient opportunities to be independent, such as buttering their toast and serving themselves spaghetti at snack time. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally, the organisation of some activities does not always keep children fully engaged. Outdoor activities do not always provide children with enough challenges and play experiences.