Extracts from the Ofsted Report April 2004
After Inspection on 22 March 2004
How Good is the Day Care?
Fair View Kindergarten provides a good standard of care. Qualified
and experienced staff have a clear understanding of their roles
and responsibilities. The premises are welcoming to children and
the provision has the necessary facilities to provide a range of
activities to promote their development. There is appropriate and
accessible equipment, to provide the children with a stimulating
environment that helps to promote their independence.
The effective systems that are in place and good staff deployment
ensure the safety of children. Staff encourage hygiene practice
by ensuring children wash their hands regularly. Staff treat children
with equal concern while recognising and meeting their individual
The well planned and structured sessions including the after school
club ensures that children can access all the activities and play
opportunities throughout the day. Staff have a kind and caring attitude
towards children, they support them in their play and learning promoting
their listening and thinking skills. The group have policies and
procedures in place that ensure all children can participate at
a level appropriate to their needs. Staff use appropriate techniques
when dealing with behaviour management, taking into account children's
age and stage of development which results in lively, happy well
Relationships with parents are good, staff work with them to support
the children by welcoming them into the setting and valuing their
contribution through information sharing.
How Effective is Fair View Education?
The provision for nursery education at Fair View Kindergarten is
good. It enables children to make generally good progress towards
the early learning goals in all areas of learning.
The quality of teaching is generally good. Staff have a sound knowledge
of the Foundation Stage and plan a broad curriculum, which helps
children progress towards the early learning goals in a welcoming
environment. Staff support children in their play and learning,
extending their language by asking simple open ended questions.
Resources are organised to encourage children's independence. Staff
encourage children to join in with number rhymes and simple calculations.
Planned topics give children opportunities to explore the natural
world and gain an awareness of our diverse culture.
The leadership and management of the day nursery is generally good.
Staff work well as a team, there are regular staff meetings and
all staff are encouraged to be involved in the planning. Evaluations
on activities are undertaken on a regular basis and staff work constantly
to improve the care and education of children.
Partnership with parents is generally good. Good quality information
is provided both verbally and written with involvement in the group
through 'The Friends of Fair View' promoting the good relationships
with parents, staff and children.
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