We have an experienced and qualified team to support the children in our care. All staff are safely recruited in accordance with guidance from Local Authority and are Disclosure & Barring Services checked (formerly CRB). Staff also have access to relevant training in order to keep their knowledge up to date.
The space and materials are carefully chosen and arranged to appeal to the children and promote inspiration.
"Staff have a consistently strong understanding of how children learn, and know how to successfully promote their development across all areas of learning. They provide a good mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, which are skilfully planned, adapted and extended to meet children's individual needs and interests."
Children are interested and keen to learn. They confidently explore a stimulating, well-resourced and accessible learning environment, which successfully enhances their independence.
Staff strive to foster the full involvement of parents in supporting children's learning. Parents have rich opportunities to volunteer during sessions and to contribute to the assessments of their child's progress.
Extremely effective partnership working with local schools ensures older children have weekly opportunities to meet teachers and become familiar with the school environment. As a result, children experience a very smooth move on to school.
Leadership and management is strong. A sharp focus on the development of the playgroup means that the drive for continuous improvement is good and children's overall learning and development is fully supported.