Farlea Childcare (St. Marys)


Name Farlea Childcare (St. Marys)
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 May 2019
Address St. Marys RC Primary School, Hunter Road, CANNOCK, Staffordshire, WS11 0AE
Phone Number 07940 342732
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The manager monitors the quality of teaching regularly. She helps staff to reflect on their professional skills and improve their practice further. She also provides staff with effective training opportunities to help them upskill. Recent training helped staff to identify new strategies to support children who have speech and language delay. • Staff provide children with a stimulating learning environment that reflects the different areas of learning successfully. This helps to motivate children to play, explore and to make new discoveries. • Staff challenge children’s thinking successfully. Children offer thoughtful suggestions to help solve problems and develop their reasoning skills. They give detailed explanations to demonstrate cause and effect, such as how tyres create a ’screech’ on tarmac. • Children make good progress and gain a secure foundation for their future learning and school. • Staff provide children with a good range of opportunities to develop their physical skills. Children carefully travel across balancing equipment and concentrate as they try to catch plastics frogs with fishing nets. • Staff have high expectations of children and help them to gain a secure understanding of boundaries and the reasons for rules. For example, children learn that some rules are in place to help to keep them safe. • At times, staff do not make the best use of some daily routines to maximise the potential for children’s learning. • During some large-group times, staff do not adapt activities fully in order to enhance the learning for the youngest children and captivate their interest even further.