Abington Pre-School


Name Abington Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 23 April 2014
Address The Annexe, Great Abington Primary School, High Street, Great Abington, Cambridgeshire, CB21 6AE
Phone Number 07974 051871
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Information about the setting

Abington Pre-School was registered in 1978 on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. It operates from a mobile building in the grounds of Great Abington Primary School in Cambridgeshire. The pre-school is managed by a voluntary committee. It serves the local area and has strong links with the school. Children have the sole use of one main classroom, occasional use of an adjoining classroom and use of toilet and hand-washing facilities that are all on one level. There is an enclosed area available for outdoor play. The pre-school opens Monday to Friday during school term times. Sessions are from 8.50am until 2.50pm. Children attend for a variety of sessions. There are currently 34 children in the early years age range on roll. The pre-school provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children. The pre-school supports a number of children who speak English as an additional language and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. There are five staff employed to work with the children, four of whom hold an appropriate childcare qualification at level 3. One member of staff is unqualified. The pre-school is a member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance and receives support from the local authority. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: enhance the already excellent early reading opportunities for children in the outdoor area by refreshing some of the signs and labels, so that children continue to make connections of how print can be used in various contexts.