Abbotsbury School


Name Abbotsbury School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 February 2016
Address Abbotsbury School, 90 Torquay Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2JD
Phone Number 01626 352 164
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The provider implements robust recruitment and vetting procedures to ensure the suitability of staff and promote children’s well-being. New staff receive a thorough induction to give them a clear understanding of their responsibilities. Managers evaluate the provision effectively. They accurately identify their strengths and create an action plan to address areas for improvement. Since the last inspection, managers have allocated all children a special person to help them settle in quickly and ensure they meet children’s care and learning needs. Staff use their observations of children effectively to consider appropriate next steps in their learning. They use this information well to plan suitably challenging activities that help all children to make good progress. Children have good levels of confidence and self-esteem. Staff promote independence well, such as by encouraging children to put on their own coat to play outside. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always identify children’s starting points quickly to enable them to provide children with sufficient challenge from the beginning. Managers do not monitor the progress of groups of children, to help evaluate the effectiveness of learning. Staff do not always work closely with parents and other settings that children attend, to promote a more consistent approach to extending children’s learning.