Children at a Bradley playgroup are well supported and make good progress.
Staff at Sunny Days plan a variety of stimulating and meaningful activities. These are based on children's interests and their ability to maximise learning and development.
That’s the view of Ofsted inspector Helene Terry who has just graded Sunny Days Playgroup, based at St Thomas’s Church Hall, as 2-Good.
She also stated: “Staff implement an effective key person system, so children are happy, settled and keen to learn. This success derives partly from the good relationships children have with staff.
“Staff work with other agencies who are involved in the care of children very well, as a result, they protect children and enhance their development well.
“The management team encourages staff’s professional development and the whole staff team works together very well, which positively impacts on children's development.”
Individual plans are also in place to support children with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities.
In order to become outstanding, Sunny Days should improve large group activities and to encourage parents to contribute to their children’s learning records.
The playgroup, first registered in 2001, employs six members of childcare staff and has 40 under-fives on its roll.