A strength of the teaching is the exceptional support to develop children's thinking skills. Children are frequently encouraged to recall information, compare sizes and make simple calculations. Pre-school age children make very good progress in learning about letters and sounds through a wide range of activities which sustains their interest exceptionally well.
Babies are provided with a wealth of activities from when they are able to stand, which help them to develop the manipulative skills and strength needed to use simple tools. There is a very strong emphasis on developing babies' and children's communication skills from their earliest attendance, which underpins their very rapid progress in other areas of learning.
Children demonstrate their excellent thinking and communication skills by creating games together. Staff use their play to help children develop their ability to take turns. Staff also provide interesting activities to help children gain a positive awareness of diversity, including through links with a childcare setting in Africa.
Staff demonstrate very strong skills when teaching children how to respect others and manage their own behaviour, as well as how to talk about their feelings. There are many daily opportunities for children to take on small tasks, which contribute to them learning the satisfaction to be gained from helping others.
Staff effectively promote children developing self-care and independence skills from the earliest stages. Resources are highly accessible so that children can decide what to play with. Staff provide many interesting activities for children to learn how to keep themselves safe, as well as frequently raising parents' awareness of safety.
The staff ensure that the environment offers a wealth of exciting ways for children to take reasonable risks and enjoy exercise. Children grow some nutritious foods and deepen their understanding of good hygiene and a balanced diet by helping to prepare them for eating.
Children are highly confident and happy. They make excellent progress from their starting points towards their next steps in learning. They have an exceptional understanding of how to keep safe and healthy. Children develop a very firm respect for others.
To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should continue to drive forward the excellent evaluative and reflective practice that leads to the established outstanding quality of provision, which is worthy of dissemination to others.