Acorn Preschool


Name Acorn Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 April 2019
Address Vane Close, Norwich, NR7 0US
Phone Number 01603 436934
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The committee, manager and staff work closely together and reflect on what they offer for children. They seek ways to continually improve children’s experiences. Staff know the children well and work hard to ensure the provision meets their changing needs. • Staff provide targeted support for those children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They work closely with parents to ensure children access the support they need. Staff use additional funding effectively to secure all children’s good progress. • The appealing and stimulating environment secures children’s good level of motivation and engagement throughout the day. Staff consistently seek children out to share their learning experiences and to enhance their ideas and imagination. • Staff regularly assess children’s capabilities. They use the information to plan interesting and enjoyable opportunities that build on what children already know and can do. • Children behave well. They learn strategies that help them to regulate their own behaviour. They patiently wait their turn to access popular resources. Children are kind and helpful to their friends. • The manager has systems in place to monitor staff performance, however, she does not set staff highly ambitious targets to work towards to strengthen their practice and continue the drive for high-quality teaching. • While staff plan mathematical activities for children, they do not challenge children enough to develop their mathematical skills. On occasions, staff do not encourage children to count for themselves or access a broad range of mathematical learning.