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The latest Ofsted report from the 1st of December 2015 can be found here and the PDF version here. The full report has been reproduced below.

Inspection date: 1 December 2015

The quality and standards of the early years provision

This inspection: Outstanding
Effectiveness of the leadership and management: Outstanding
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Outstanding
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding
Outcomes for children: Outstanding

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is Outstanding

To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should:
Inspection activities
Inspector: Helen Robinshaw

Inspection findings Children benefit enormously from the childminder's high-quality care and exceptional teaching skills. She maintains her commitment to providing best practice for children and their families through further training, reading and online study. The childminder is also a qualified and experienced nursery practitioner. Daily reflections on the impact of her work with children help her fine tune her highly effective teaching skills and intriguing play environments. Safeguarding is effective. The childminder is quick to act appropriately when she has concerns about child protection in the community. She is alert to potential risks to children when they are exploring the world around them. Children learn ways to help keep themselves safe from harm; for example, as they discover the woods and heathlands, and walk to local lakes. The childminder has an excellent understanding of child development. She is perceptive and quick to understand what the children are thinking and how they learn. Children respond to her high expectations and inspirational teaching and make very good progress in their learning and development. For example, toddlers learn to strengthen connections in play dough by snapping off and using pieces of dried spaghetti to keep ears and a snout on a 'pig's head'. All ages of children make high levels of progress and demonstrate exceptional communication and language skills. Partnerships with parents are excellent. The childminder is quick to share children's activities and achievements with their parents. She works in close partnership with parents to extend children's learning at home and has new ideas to support children as they welcome younger siblings into the setting. Children thrive in the secure attentive care of the childminder. Toddlers relax and explore as the childminder meets their needs and supports their play. Older children are confident to ask questions. They know the childminder values their curiosity and their opinions. Children are curious and are keen to make sense of the people in their community and, for example, why they wear the clothes they do. The childminder's home is a very happy place to be. For example, children dance, sing and discover instruments and music from a diverse range of cultures. The childminder ensures children are well nourished and have excellent opportunities for exciting outdoor adventures. For example, they splash in puddles, squelch in mud and laugh at the wind in their faces as they have fun exercising in the fresh air. Children make consistently high rates of progress in all aspects of their learning. They are exceptionally well prepared for new nurseries and school placements.

Setting details

Unique reference number: EY413115
Local authority: Reading
Inspection number: 832059
Type of provision: Childminder
Day care type: Childminder
Registers: Early Years Register, Compulsory Childcare Register, Voluntary Childcare Register
Age range of children: 1 - 3
Total number of places: 6
Number of children on roll: 3
Date of previous inspection: 9 February 2011

The childminder registered in 2010. She lives in Whitley, Reading. The childminder operates all year round from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except for bank holidays and family holidays. The childminder holds a childcare qualification at level 3 and has experience of working with disabled children and those who have special educational needs.

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.

Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance 'Complaints procedure: raising concerns and making complaints about Ofsted', which is available from Ofsted's website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk.