Ofsted

Each of our settings is registered with Ofsted under the National Standards for Daycare. Ofsted carry out regular inspections to assess our performance and compliance with their requirements. You can read their most recent reports here.

Ofsted requirements:

  • Ratios of: 1:3 for under twos, 1:4 for 2 year olds and 1:8 for aged three and over

 

We strive to improve on these requirements. Some of the ways we go beyond Ofsted’s criteria:

  • We employ additional staff above the required Ofsted ratios and always aim to exceed them.
  • We currently employ over 100 permanent team members, over 80% of whom are qualified.
  • We employ 13 graduates including 3 qualified teachers.  
  • All staff working with the children over 3 months employment are first aid trained making all but the newest members of staff fully qualified in paediatric first aid.  
  • All staff undergo a continuous development training programme so they are always learning.
  • Keyworkers are provided with ’non-contact time’ to complete required reports.
  • We employ a full time, qualified primary school teacher who oversees all curriculum planning.
  • All staff receive safeguarding training on their induction before they start working in a setting, plus refreshers and updates twice annually during training days and staff meetings.  They also receive food hygiene training too.  

A few sample comments from our most recent Ofsted inspections 

Headingley  -  June 2017

Staff provide an extremely warm and welcoming environment for children and their families. 

Children are very happy in the setting and have a close bond with staff.  Communication between nursery and home is very good.  

The leadership and management team places a high priority on children's safety and staff are good role models promotiing an ethos of mutual respect.  

Farsley  -   March 2017

Teaching is strong throughout the setting.  They ensure that children can develop skills across all seven areas of learning.

Staff are excellent role models who have high expectations for all children. They sensitively support children, treat them with respect and teach them good manners.  

The well qualified and experienced manager is focused on providing the best quality of care and education for every child. 

 

Chapel Allerton  -  August 2016

The management team are committed to providing a high quality service for children and their families. 

Children clearly enjoy their time in the club and have developed special relationships with their key person. 

Children are provided with a good range of toys and resources and they select their own activities, follow their interests and make decisions about heir play. 

Staff use skilful interactions to extend children’s skills and knowledge. 

Grammar School at Leeds (Chill Out Club)    -  October 2015

The well-qualified staff are skilled and sensitive in helping all children to form secure emotional attachments. 

Children of all ages are settled, relaxed and happy.  They are provided with a wide range of quality resources which are appropriate for their age and stage of development. 

NDNA

Children’s Corner Childcare is a member of the National Day Nursery Association, which is dedicated to the provision, support and promotion of high quality care and education to benefit children, families and communities. www.ndna.org.uk.