Little Giggles Childminding

Ofsted Registered Childminder in Langley Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7TS

Ofsted Report - 3rd November 2015 - Grade GOOD


Inspection date 3 November 2015  
Previous inspection date 15 March 2010

The quality and standards of the early years provision
This inspection: Good 2 Previous inspection: Good 2
Effectiveness of the leadership and management Good 2
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 2
Outcomes for children Good 2

Summary of key findings for parents This provision is good

  • The childminder provides a safe, warm and welcoming environment. 
  • Children flourish and are keen to learn. 
  • There is a broad range of well-planned activities that help children make good progress in all areas of their learning. 
  • The childminder recognises the importance of developing her skills. She attends a range of training courses to build on her professional qualification, including a variety of short courses focusing on particular areas of practice. The focus on particular areas of her practice improved outcomes for children. 
  • The childminder has a good partnership with parents and other early years professionals. This helps to provide consistency in children's care and learning. 
  • The childminder knows the children very well. They benefit from a positive settling-in procedure and have a good sense of belonging

Effectiveness of the leadership and management is good

The childminder makes very good use of training and development opportunities. She keeps up to date with changes in practice and shares this with parents. The childminder constantly reflects on her practice. She monitors all aspects of her provision, such as the use of space. She seeks the views of parents and children and uses this, for example, to inform her planning or re-arranging resources and equipment. The childminder monitors and tracks children's progress. She quickly identifies any strengths or gaps in learning and puts plans in place to address any issues. This allows her to improve the learning for children in her care. Safeguarding is effective. The childminder has a good understanding of how to keep children safe. She is fully aware of the procedures to follow if she has any safeguarding concerns about children in her care.

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good

The childminder knows her children very well. She plans activities that follow the children's interests and children are motivated learners. The childminder provides a wide range of equipment, toys and resources. Children develop awareness of people's differences through positive experiences, including visits to a local special educational needs centre. The childminder makes good use of opportunities to extend children's language development, such as repeating and adding words to extend their vocabulary. She ably adapts activities to provide effective support so that all children can join in.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare are good

The childminder forms a strong attachment to the children in her care. She is respectful and listens carefully to what children have to say. This helps children feel valued. Children are confident and friendly. Their behaviour is very good as they share and chat with the childminder. Children develop independence by becoming responsible for their own needs. For example, children know to wash their hands after visiting the toilet and before meals. The childminder understands the importance of teaching children about healthy lifestyles, healthy eating and having regular fresh air and exercise. Children develop good social skills and enjoy the world through a wide range of interesting experiences. For example they visit the park, other childminders, toddler groups and have other outings.

Outcomes for children are good

Children are happy and make good progress based on their starting points. They learn a variety of skills that prepare them for their next stage of learning. Children grow in independence, learning how to tidy up, share and take turns.  

Type of provision Childminder
The childminder was registered in 2008 and lives in Crawley, West Sussex. She operates her service Monday to Wednesday from 8am to 5.30pm, for most of the year. She has a recognised level 3 childcare qualification. This inspection was carried out by Ofsted under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006 on the quality and standards of provision that is registered on the Early Years Register. The registered person must ensure that this provision complies with the statutory framework for children’s learning, development and care, known as the Early Years Foundation Stage.