OFSTED Inspection Report Oct 2011

Our setting's last Ofsted report has now been completed.

.  Overall, the setting was found to be "Satisfactory". 

 Here are some of the many highlights of the report:

''Children are safe and secure and enjoy their time in this welcoming and inclusive setting. They are making steady progress towards the early learning goals.Children's welfare is promoted appropriately. Partnerships with parents, carers and other early years professionals are strong and effective and contribute to children's individual needs being met.''

''Supervision of children is effective, which promotes children's safety and well being. Risk assessments are in place and appropriately implemented. This ensures potential hazards are reduced and that the environment is safe and interesting to children.''

''Positive partnerships with parents and carers are established, which are highly
valued by all concerned. This contributes to each child's individual needs
being recognised and appropriately met. One parent commented, "The staff really
know my child and he is very happy here." The key person system is effective in
promoting two-way communication channels between the setting and home. Staff
are committed to working in partnership with others. They actively seek advice and
support from other professionals. Children transfer smoothly to the reception class
in the school because of the strong links that have developed.''

''Children's welfare is promoted appropriately. Partnerships with parents, carers and other early years professionals are strong and effective and contribute to children's individual needs being met. Most areas of learning are suitably resourced and most routines appropriately organised. There are satisfactory systems in place to monitor and evaluate the provision indicating adequate capacity to maintain continuous improvement.''

We have also taken on board the constructive recommendations set out in the report in order to ensure our quality is enhanced even further.

Full report available on the Ofsted website. Follow the link: www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports    

Or access PDF: learning_tree_ofsted.pdf