Happylands Nursery/Playgroup

Name Happylands Nursery/Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 February 2019
Address Harrogate Road Methodist Church, Harewood Road, RIPON, North Yorkshire, HG4 1TG
Phone Number 07899826813
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 • Staff are involved in a programme of ongoing supervision, training and professional development. Staff are knowledgeable and supported, and overall promote children’s learning well. • Children are provided with constant praise and encouragement. This helps to enhance their self-esteem and effectively develop their personal, social and emotional skills. • The special educational needs coordinator works closely with parents and other professionals. This helps to promote a collaborative approach to meet the individual emotional needs of children. • Staff’s good teaching skills motivate children to learn. For example, they encourage children’s early mathematical skills as children learn to count and talk about shapes and colours during activities. Children make good progress in their learning. • Effective settling-in practices are in place. Staff gather relevant information from parents to ensure that their child’s individual needs are well known prior to them starting. This helps to support children’s emotional well-being effectively. • There is some inconsistency in the use of information from observations and the identification of children’s next steps in learning and development. • Although staff communicate with parents daily, parents are not as well informed about the activities planned to help children to progress further. • Although staff use self-evaluation to help improve practice, they do not fully include the views of all parents in this process to help to identify and plan further priorities for improvement.