Acorn Community Pre-School


Name Acorn Community Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 October 2016
Address Lockerley Village Hall, Lockerley, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0JG
Phone Number 01794 342441
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The manager and staff team understand their roles and responsibilities. They actively seek the views of others, such as parents, to help them reflect on their practice and identify aspects of the environment to improve. Staff assess children’s progress regularly to help them identify any gaps in their learning. They plan for children’s next steps in learning, for example, using their observations and information from parents. This helps children to make good progress. Children are motivated and engaged learners who are eager to participate in activities. Staff use a variety of methods, such as questions, to support all children’s communication and language skills. Children behave well. They freely take turns, share and consider the views, thoughts and opinions of other children. Staff are calm, respectful and have high expectations of children. Parents are kept informed about their children’s progress, for example, during the daily discussions with staff. Partnerships with parents and local schools are good. Parents feel welcome and are complementary about the nursery. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff miss opportunities to help children learn to do things for themselves to extend their independence skills further.