Abington Vale PlaySchool


Name Abington Vale PlaySchool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 April 2016
Address 10 Bridgewater Drive, Northampton, Northants, NN3 3AF
Phone Number 01604 603345
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The management team has worked very hard to develop the provision and practice since their last inspection. Through their improved evaluation process, their detailed plans and the support of local advisers, they are leading staff to effectively improve and maintain good quality practice. Staff are considerate, friendly and approachable. Children are happy, demonstrate that they feel safe and secure and seek reassurance from staff when they are upset. They are confident to explore and play, and enjoy their time at the playschool. Staff are enthusiastic and support learning and development by following children’s interests. They use thorough observations of children to identify the next steps in their learning and plan effectively to enable children to make good progress. There are strong partnerships with parents and other professionals to ensure children get the support they need. Staff share comprehensive information regularly with parents regarding children’s care, learning and developmental progress. Children benefit from the close liaison between the playschool and the neighbouring school. They become familiar with school routines and school staff during visits. They are being appropriately prepared for their move on to school. It is not yet outstanding because: Arrangements for performance management have not been fully explored so that high-quality teaching practice is shared more swiftly.