Newstead Children’s Centre


Name Newstead Children’s Centre
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 March 2018
Address Newstead Childrens Centre, Fallows Close, East Finchley, London, N2 8LG
Phone Number 0208 359 3460
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Managers have a good understanding of their responsibilities. They rigorously oversee the efficient running of the pre-school. Staff implement a range of records, documents and policies that helps to support effective practice and maintain good standards. Staff are warm, friendly and welcoming. They get to know children and their families well from the outset. Children settle in promptly and develop good bonds with staff. The environment is bright and inviting. Children have fun and enjoy attending. They display good levels of motivation to play and explore. Children make good progress. They all continually develop and achieve. Staff support children who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities particularly well. Partnership working is strong. Staff share detailed information with parents, professionals and other providers about children’s care and education. This helps to promote good continuity. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not organise large-group activities as well as possible. Some children do not benefit from the best opportunities to fully participate and engage. Staff do not consistently provide the most able children with the highest levels of challenge to help extend their learning as far as possible. Overall, children do not benefit from outstanding learning outcomes. There is scope to develop further staff’s professional development and sharply focus on enhancing their teaching practice.