Affordable, caring,
quality childcare in
Colchester town centre.

For children from 1 to 5 years old.

Smiles Latest OFSTED Report


We are delighted that OFSTED's overall judgement of Smiles Day care was GOOD at our latest OFSTED report, issued in January 2016.

What OFSTED says about us in the latest report:

TickChildren feel secure, happy and settled. They form close bonds with the staff and other children. This contributes to children being confident, motivated and eager to learn and explore.

TickThe management and staff are well qualified and have a good understanding of how children learn. They use this knowledge to effectively teach children new things. Children make good progress and develop the skills they need for future learning.

TickStaff carry out effective observation, assessment and planning to meet children's individual needs. The management carefully tracks the progress of individuals and groups of children. This means that strategies are promptly put in place to narrow any gaps in achievement.

TickStaff are calm role models. They set consistent and clear expectations for children's behaviour. This successfully helps children to consider the consequences of their actions and learn how to share and cooperate in ways that are appropriate for their age.

TickThe management and staff have worked hard to make the required improvements since the last inspection. They are very receptive to advice from other early years professionals and access training to help improve their practice.

Click here to view the full latest OFSTED report