Stepping Stones


Name Stepping Stones
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 April 2017
Address Blossomgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2AJ
Phone Number 01765 692402
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of 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 are given a wide range of activities and resources to play with. They are confident in making their own choices and staff support them well in their play. Staff have created good partnerships with schools children attend. Information is shared regularly regarding topics children are learning about at school. Staff complement and extend children’s learning during their time in the setting. Staff know children and their families well. They tailor the service to meet each family’s individual needs. Parents are exceptionally complimentary of the staff. Staff are well qualified and have a good attitude to developing their professional capabilities. They attend training opportunities regularly. The manager works closely with staff to identify their training needs. Children have lots of opportunities to exercise. They enjoy playing outside, taking part in team games and exploring the outdoors. They use bicycles, trampolines and climbing equipment, learning how to move and balance in different ways. It is not yet outstanding because: The management team does not always give staff enough information about their targets for improvement to ensure that they are all working together to improve the setting even further. On occasions, staff do not do enough to ensure children understand the importance of listening to each other’s views and ideas.