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This is a copy of the 2002 Ofsted report for St Marks Square Nursery School, St Marks Church, Regents Park, London, NW1 7TN

Ofsted
DAY CARE INSPECTION REPORT

URN 100604

INSPECTION DETAILS

Inspection date: 14/11/2002
Inspector: Chris Banks

SETTING DETAILS

Day Care Type:Full Day Care
Setting Name: St. Marks Sq. Nursery School
Setting Address:
St Marks Church
Regents Park
London
NW1 7TN

REGISTERED PROVIDER DETAILS

Name: Sheema Parsons

ABOUT THE INSPECTION

OFSTED inspects the work of registered persons regularly to check whether the provision meets the National Standards for Under Eights Day Care and Childminding. A list of these is attached.
This report of an OFSTED inspection should be made available to parents.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SETTING

St Marks Square Nursery School opened in 1984 and is registered to care for twenty eight children aged between two and six years.

There are currently twenty eight children on roll which includes twenty two funded three and four year olds.

Provision operates from 9am to 3.30pm. Sessions operate from 9am- noon and from 1.30 - 3.30pm with the option of attending on a full day or sessional basis.

There are a total of eight staff employed, three of whom are part time. All hold relevant qualifications.

Nursery facilities are self contained within the church of St Marks which is located close to Primrose Hill and Regents Park.

Facilities comprise a main classroom with two separate rooms for small group activities. A secured patio and garden area surrounding the church provides children with opportunities for outdoor play.

OFSTED INTENDS THAT THE REGISTRATION OF THE PROVIDER WILL CONTINUE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

All registered persons must:

� Display the registration certificate;

� Pay the annual fee;

� Provide OFSTED with any information it seeks in order to establish their suitability and be prepared to have that information verified with the relevant authorities; and

� Meet the National Standards for

THESE CONDITIONS APPLY AT ALL TIMES

Registered to provide day care and sessional care for twenty eight children under eight years; of these not more than eight may be under three years.

Overnight care is not included

The registered person promotes the good health of children and takes positive steps to prevent the spread of infection and appropriate measures when they are ill.

SUMMARY OF NATIONAL STANDARDS


STANDARD 1 - SUITABLE PERSON

Adults providing day care, looking after children or having unsupervised access to them are suitable to do so.

STANDARD 2 - ORGANISATION

The registered person meets required adult: child ratios, ensures that training and qualifications requirements are met and organises space and resources to meet the children's needs effectively.

STANDARD 3 - CARE, LEARNING AND PLAY

The registered person meets children's individual needs and promotes their welfare. They plan and provide activities and play opportunities to develop children's emotional, physical, social and intellectual capabilities.

STANDARD 4 - PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

The premises are safe, secure and suitable for their purpose. They provide adequate space in an appropriate location, are welcoming to children and offer access to the necessary facilities for a range of activities which promote their development.

STANDARD 5 - EQUIPMENT

Furniture, equipment and toys are provided which are appropriate for their purpose and help to create an accessible and stimulating environment. They are of suitable design and condition, well maintained and conform to safety standards.

STANDARD 6 - SAFETY

The registered person takes positive steps to promote safety within the setting and on outings and ensures proper precautions are taken to prevent accidents.

STANDARD 7 - HEALTH

The registered person promotes the good health of children and takes positive steps to prevent the spread of infection and appropriate measures when they are ill.

STANDARD 8 - FOOD AND DRINK

Children are provided with regular drinks and food in adequate quantities for their needs. Food and drink is properly prepared, nutritious and complies with dietary and religious requirements.

STANDARD 9 - EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

The registered person and staff actively promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children.

STANDARD 10 - SPECIAL NEEDS (INCLUDING SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES)

The registered person is aware that some children may have special needs and is proactive in ensuring that appropriate action can be taken when such a child is identified or admitted to the provision. Steps are taken to promote the welfare and development of the child within the setting in partnership with the parents and other relevant parties.

STANDARD 11 - BEHAVIOUR

Adults caring for children in the provision are able to manage a wide range of children's behaviour in a way which promotes their welfare and development.

STANDARD 12 - WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS AND CARERS

The registered person and staff work in partnership with parents and to meet the needs of the children, both individually and as a group. Information is shared.

STANDARD 13 - CHILD PROTECTION

The registered person complies with local child protection procedures approved by the Area Child Protection Committee and ensures that all adults working and looking after children in the provision are able to put the procedures into practice.

STANDARD 14 - DOCUMENTATION

Records, policies and procedures which are required for the efficient and safe management of the provision, or to promote the welfare, care and learning of children are maintained. Records about individual children are shared with the child's parent.