Acorn Under Fives (Birstall)


Name Acorn Under Fives (Birstall)
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 27 October 2015
Address Highcliffe Primary School, Greengate Lane, Birstall, LEICESTER, LE4 3DL
Phone Number 01162672795
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The well-qualified staff is are extremely motivated and work well together. Children become highly engaged in play and benefit from the outstanding teaching and support they receive. All children make consistent progress based on their starting points. A very successful system to observe and record children’s development is established which enables staff to plan for children’s next steps in learning. The dedicated and passionate staff team provides a fully inclusive environment. The very effective organisation of resources ensures children’s enjoyment in both the inside and outdoor environments. Effective daily routines prepare children extremely well for their move on to school. Children have very regular opportunities to visit the adjoining school. They often meet and speak with teachers and children who have previously attended the playgroup. Tracking of children’s progress is rigorous and targeted. Any gaps in children’s development are quickly identified and interventions are developed and put in place. Partnership working is a central feature of this playgroup. Staff are accurately aware of children’s individual needs and work closely with parents, other early years providers and professionals. This provides a collaborative approach to children’s individual care and learning needs so they all make excellent progress. Parents are extremely complimentary about the playgroup and the staff. They state that staff support them well during times of change, such as when their children start playgroup or when a change occurs to their personal circumstances.