Noah’s Ark Kindergarden

Name Noah’s Ark Kindergarden
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 June 2018
Address 26 Reginald Street, Chapeltown, Leeds, LS7 3HL
Phone Number 0113 2627000
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 develop strong partnerships with parents. They keep them informed about their children’s progress. Staff provide information sheets to help parents support their children’s learning at home. Parents speak highly of staff and are complementary of the quality of care provided to their children. Staff are knowledgeable in helping children to develop their communication and language skills. They model language well and introduce younger children to new vocabulary. Staff hold purposeful conversations with older children that further extend children’s critical-thinking skills. Staff support children’s mathematical understanding particularly well. They skilfully use children’s play to extend their understanding of number and quantity. Staff consistently praise positive behaviour and gently help young children understand the rules. Children behave well and learn how to cooperate and take turns. The management team has a positive attitude about providing quality provision for children and their families. It is not yet outstanding because: The manager does not precisely focus the training and professional development of staff to help raise the quality of teaching and learning to an even higher level. On occasions, staff do not offer sufficient opportunities for children to further explore and investigate in the outdoor area.