The Ofsted reports from the nursery are available to be seen in full on the Ofsted website. We are located in Leytonstone, Leytonstone.
Ofsted report for Stepping Stones Childcare at St Bonaventure's School, Forest Gate - March 2008
Children are confident in the routines of the day, babies and toddlers under three years develop a healthy dependence on the staff that are receptive to their needs, children are developing their self-assurance and confidence through close and affectionate relationships with staff.
Children are secure in the setting and leave their parents and carers with confidence, positive relationships are formed between adults and children and behaviour is managed well, children behave well and learn to understand the difference between right and wrong following gentle explanations from adults.
Staff are very caring towards the children and know them well, this ensures that most children feel secure and confident and develop a high level of self-worth.
Staff have a sound understanding of health and safety issues and provide good supervision to make sure that the children remain safe
Ofsted report for Stepping Stones Childcare at St Anthony's Church, Forest Gate - November 2013
Staff have a good knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage learning and development requirements, which they use to plan a wide range of activities and experiences for the children
Consequently, children enjoy their learning through high-quality play experiences
Staff nurture children’s personal, social and emotional development well through helping them to forge secure relationships with their key person
Parents are able to spend as long as they want to help their children settle into their new surroundings. This support and gentle approach enables children to build strong relationships with their key person. Consequently, children separate from their parents easily and are ready to learn through play
The staff teach children the importance of leading healthy lifestyles through daily access to the garden and freshly prepared, cooked, balanced and nutritious hot meals daily
Staff support the older children to learn independence skills, which they will need when they move onto school
Children behave very well in the nursery, as staff consistently model good manners and use gentle reminders to assist children to learn to manage their own behaviour
The staff treat children equally and have a high regard to meeting their individual needs
Pictorial references on the walls of the nursery to remind children of the nursery rules. These are revisited during circle time and when children need reminding. Consequently, children respect each other and learn about keeping safe as they take care when moving around the room