The latest Ofsted report from the 1st of December 2015 can be found here and the PDF version here. The full report has been reproduced below.
Inspection date: 1 December 2015
The quality and standards of the early years provision
This inspection: Outstanding
Effectiveness of the leadership and management: Outstanding
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Outstanding
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding
Outcomes for children: Outstanding
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is Outstanding
- The childminder works in close partnership with parents to inform them about their child's progress and identify next steps for children's learning. She skilfully follows this up in her high quality planning and teaching.
- The childminder regularly seeks the views of parents and children to improve her service and sustain high levels of practice.
- The childminder knows the children in her care extremely well. She is quick to identify and seek ways to address any gaps in their learning. She gently challenges children to think creatively as they play, make plans and experiment. Children gain a wealth of skills across all areas of learning and take pride in their accomplishments.
- Children show superb levels of engagement in their learning. They choose between high-quality resources, enjoy inspirational experiences, and have the time to think and explore their own ideas.
- The childminder has a very thorough knowledge of how to safeguard children and manage any concerns she may have about their welfare. She regularly updates key policies and procedures to ensure she follows best practice and promotes all aspects of children's health and safety.
- The childminder works exceptionally well with parents to support children's emotional well-being, and help children learn about and manage their emotions.
- Implement improvement planning to further support children during times of change.
- The inspector observed care routines and teaching, and the impact of these on children's safety, welfare and learning.
- The inspector reviewed policies and discussed the procedures relating to children's safety and welfare with the childminder.
- The inspector looked at children's records, the childminder's planning and evaluation of activities, and information exchanged with parents.
- The inspector took account of the views of parents in written communication.
- The inspector spoke with the childminder about the impact of her training, experience and practice on children's well-being, learning and development.
- Effectiveness of the leadership and management is Outstanding
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is Outstanding
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare are Outstanding
- Outcomes for children are Outstanding
Unique reference number: EY413115
Local authority: Reading
Inspection number: 832059
Type of provision: Childminder
Day care type: Childminder
Registers: Early Years Register, Compulsory Childcare Register, Voluntary Childcare Register
Age range of children: 1 - 3
Total number of places: 6
Number of children on roll: 3
Date of previous inspection: 9 February 2011
The childminder registered in 2010. She lives in Whitley, Reading. The childminder operates all year round from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except for bank holidays and family holidays. The childminder holds a childcare qualification at level 3 and has experience of working with disabled children and those who have special educational needs.
This inspection was carried out by Ofsted under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006 on the quality and standards of provision that is registered on the Early Years Register. The registered person must ensure that this provision complies with the statutory framework for children's learning, development and care, known as the Early Years Foundation Stage.
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