Vicarage Way Children’s Centre Early Years Service

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Vicarage Way Children’s Centre Early Years Service


Name Vicarage Way Children’s Centre Early Years Service
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Vicarage Way, Colnbrook, SL3 0JY
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Slough
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (14 March 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Staff use and implement the provider’s robust risk assessments, policies and procedures to help ensure children’s health, safety and well-being. Staff are extremely proactive in supporting how children develop their own safety awareness. For example, they help children use pictorial risk assessments to monitor safety outdoors. • Enthusiastic staff know the children very well. They have an excellent understanding of children’s starting points gained through home visits, discussions with parents and initial observations. Overall, staff demonstrate strong teaching skills. Children’s early literacy and mathematical skills are embedded very well. Children make good progress. • Senior staff are exceptionally vigilant to help ensure children’s well-being is actively promoted. For example, following the release of local authority data, staff have been extremely proactive in implementing practice to positively address poor outcomes for children in relation to obesity, healthy eating and oral health. Staff work incredibly well to support awareness in parents and children, to improve outcomes for all children. • Staff are extremely confident to make interventions as needed. They act promptly on any gaps in achievement for children requiring additional support and those in receipt of additional funding. This includes providing additional training for staff to enhance their skills and knowledge to address these gaps and ensure they are closing. • Children demonstrate exceptional behaviour. They show respect, thoughtfulness and consideration to others. For example, they implement using the timer as they negotiate taking turns to share newly purchased resources that they are all very interested in. • Sometimes, staff do not optimise learning enough to provide children with even more time to think independently and consider their own ideas, when learning new things.