Ladybarn Community Playgroup


Name Ladybarn Community Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Ladybarn Community Centre, Royle Street, Fallowfield, MANCHESTER, M14 6RN
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Manchester
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (26 April 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children enjoy attending the playgroup. The key-person system is effective. Staff spend time getting to know their key children well. Staff plan precise next steps for children’s individual stage of development and share many examples of how parents can support learning in the home environment. Children have a good understanding of their local community. They relish the opportunities to visit local parks with staff and their families, and take part in wider community events. The manager reflects on the service offered to children and families. The manager encourages children and families to contribute ideas and suggestions on how to further improve the provision. The manager has developed good links with the local authority and other professionals working with families. These links are used well to provide children with additional support at the very earliest opportunity. Children behave well. They learn how to share, take turns and consider the views of others. Staff are positive role models for children and they provide children with regular meaningful praise and encouragement. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not consider opportunities that arise to further support children’s emerging knowledge about letters and sounds. Occasionally, staff do not make the most of naturally occurring opportunities to support and extend children’s understanding of quantities and numbers.