|Name||Acorn Montessori Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||09 November 2017|
|Address||St. Georges Church, 98 Pinner View, HARROW, Middlesex, HA1 4RJ|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good The manager and staff use effective methods to engage parents and involve them in their children’s learning. For example, parents can access up-to-date information on their children’s progress through the setting’s online system. The manager also provides workshops that help to expand parents’ understanding of the curriculum and how children learn. Children develop a keen interest in books and enjoy listening to stories. Staff use these opportunities effectively to support children’s learning. For example, they check children’s understanding of things, such as colours, and introduce them to new words. Staff act as good role models for children. For instance, they demonstrate positive interactions, such as taking turns and saying ’please’ and ’thank-you’. They help children begin to recognise and manage their own feelings. Children behave well. Children are enthusiastic learners. They enjoy learning from adults and show high levels of concentration during their self-chosen play. Children develop a wide range of skills to support their ongoing learning, including preparing them well for school. They become confident communicators, listen to each other and express themselves effectively. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not consistently provide a wide range of media and materials for babies and toddlers, to develop their exploratory play and encourage them to use different senses. The manager and staff accurately track the development of individual children. However, they do not use this information effectively to identify any disparities between groups of children’s progress.