Name Kindercare
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 January 2019
Address Kearsley Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2RN
Phone Number 01765 698869
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 • Children arrive confidently to this inviting nursery. Staff greet children warmly and find out information from parents about children’s interests and experiences at home. This helps them to plan activities that motivate children to learn. Children make good progress in their development. • Partnerships with parents are a key strength of this nursery. Parents are kept informed about every aspect of their child’s care and education. Parents speak very highly of the care their children receive and how well staff support families. They report that they are kept up to date with their child’s progress. • Staff build strong relationships with children. For example, they respond quickly and sensitively to children’s needs and offer them cuddles when needed. Furthermore, staff listen carefully to children and praise their contributions so that children feel valued. This helps children to feel relaxed and safe, and to engage in new experiences. • Staff regularly observe and assess children’s learning. They plan activities that reflect children’s interests and build on what they need to learn next. Two-year-olds show high levels of interest in making cakes that they are playing with. Staff successfully encourage them to use words and simple sentences to describe how they make them. • Opportunities for staff to share ideas and develop their practice are not sharply focused on improving the overall consistency of quality of teaching. • Staff do not always provide opportunities for children who speak English as an additional language to develop and use their home language in play and learning.