Northleach Playgroup


Name Northleach Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 July 2018
Address Northleach C of E Primary School, Mill End, Northleach, CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire, GL54 3HJ
Phone Number 01451860019
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The playgroup is well led and managed. The new manager successfully fosters good team spirit and staff are well supported. The team embraces training opportunities and the manager has many good ideas of how they can enhance the provision. Children are happy and settled. Their behaviour is good and they enjoy the broad range of play opportunities. They all make good progress from their individual starting points. Staff have a good knowledge of where children are in their learning and plan enjoyable activities that take account of children’s interests. They interact well with the children, fostering their self-esteem and motivating them to learn. Children develop their physical skills well. They show confidence in climbing and learn to throw, catch and kick a ball with control. They develop good coordination and make use of available resources to challenge themselves. Children are well prepared for school. They make independent choices in their play and learn to carry out simple tasks for themselves. It is not yet outstanding because: Although parents received good information about their children’s progress and have opportunities to share their views on the provision, staff have not fully explored ways to involve all parents actively in their children’s learning and development. Staff do not make the very best use of what they know children need to learn next when supporting them during spontaneous play activities.