Acorn Pre-School


Name Acorn Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 October 2015
Address The Portacabin, Whaplode CE Primary School, Mill Lane, Whaplode, Lincolnshire, PE12 6TS
Phone Number 01406 373400
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Close bonds have formed between key persons, children and their families, which helps children to feel a good sense of security and confidence in the pre-school. Staff are kind, caring and interested in what children say and do. Children show enthusiasm in their play. They are beginning to develop a strong curiosity that helps to support their future learning. Staff plan well to support this curiosity. They provide a broad range of interesting activities and experiences, based on children’s interests and individual learning needs. Staff value the good partnerships in place with parents and carers. They are well informed of all aspects of their children’s care through daily communication books, and their progress is discussed on a regular basis throughout their time at the pre-school. Staff have high behavioural expectations of children in the pre-school. Children understand the rules and boundaries in place. They learn vital social skills for the future. They know why they must share and take turns during activities and are polite and considerate to their friends. It is not yet outstanding because: Effective systems to check on different groups of children in the setting and the precise progress they are making are not yet in place.