Childcare providers are inspected and regulated by Ofsted. Childcare providers are inspected by Ofsted against set standards and then given a grade to show how well they are meeting the standards. You can see below what these grades mean:
For childcare registered for children under 5 (Early Years Register)
Highly effective in meeting the needs of all children exceptionally well. This ensures that children are very well prepared for the next stage of their learning.
Effective in delivering provision that meets the needs of all children well. This ensures children are ready for the next stage of their learning.
Performing less well than expectations in one or more of the key areas. It requires improvement in order to be good.
Requires significant improvement and/or enforcement. The provision is failing to give children an acceptable standard of early years education and/or is not meeting the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. It will be inspected again within 12 months of the date of this inspection.
For childcare registered for children aged 5-8 (Compulsory Childcare Register)
This provision meets the requirements of the register.
Not met - actions
This provision does not meet the requirements of the register but has been given actions to take in order to meet them.
Not met - enforcement action
This provision does not meet the requirements of the register and has been suspended pending an investigation.