Goodinge Early Years Centre achieved “good” in the recent OFSTED inspection (see note below). The effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning, assessment, personal development, behaviour, welfare and outcomes for children are all good.
The report states that: “There is a high proportion of well qualified and experienced staff who offer teaching that is consistently good with elements of outstanding practice.”
The centre has 66 full time places for children aged 6 months to 4 years and is open 49 weeks per year. Some of these places can be taken part-time.
At Goodinge we aim to provide a warm, family feel and give our families a sense of belonging. Developing positive relationships with our families and children is key. Evidence shows that children do best when there is a strong and positive partnership between home and the setting they are in. Home visits are the beginning of this partnership. Your child will be given a key person and they will get to know your child for the unique individual that they are.
We support children to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem and encourage independence. We focus on what the child’s interests are and develop these through sensitive interactions and planned activities. Each room has its own dedicated, well developed and well-resourced outside space for the children to enjoy.
For information on activities see Bright Start Online activities
Goodinge early Years Centre is recognised as an Islington Healthy Early Years setting and has received the Healthy Early Years London Bronze Award.
Islington Healthy Early Years works with settings to ensure a good level of support for the health and wellbeing of children under five and their families. Healthy Early Years London (HEYL) is an awards scheme funded by the Mayor of London which recognises Early Years settings’ achievements in child health, wellbeing and development. More information about the London award is available here.
Please note: Goodinge Early Years Centre has recently changed its registration number which means that the link to Ofsted at the end of this page is not showing their most recent inspection report. The Centre was inspected in March under its previous registration number and the outcome was 'Good'. The Centre is now directly managed by London Borough of Islington, hence its new registration number. You can view the Centre's most recent report here. (Goodinge was previously registered under Hungerford Primary School).