Vicarage Road Playgroup

Name Vicarage Road Playgroup
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Abram Community Centre, Vicarage Road, Abram, WIGAN, Lancashire, WN2 5QX
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Wigan
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (17 May 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The manager and staff have addressed the issues identified at the last inspection to raise the quality of the playgroup to a good level. They ensure that correct ratios are adhered to and complete thorough risk assessments to help keep children safe. The dedicated staff team provides a nurturing, home-from-home environment for children. They respect and value every child’s contribution. This helps children to be confident in their own abilities. The environment is organised effectively. Children arrive in good spirits and settle quickly. They make their own choices in their play and develop high levels of independence. All children make good progress from when they start. Staff support children’s mathematical skills effectively. For example, they encourage children to count during everyday routines, such as when they line up as they prepare to go outdoors to play. Children explore and investigate during outdoor play. They find beetles hidden under equipment and exclaim, ’I have found a big one’. The views of children, parents and staff are sought, and acted upon to help improve the service provided. Self-evaluation processes are effective. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff sometimes do not utilise opportunities to encourage children to speak out and communicate to share experiences that are important to them. Staff do not gather enough information from parents about children’s existing abilities on entry to help them to plan for their learning from the outset.