Acorns Pre-School


Name Acorns Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 September 2017
Address Scout Hall, Waterson Road, Chadwell St Mary, Grays, Essex, RM16 4NX
Phone Number 07952515773
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children are happy and settled in this warm and welcoming pre-school. Staff are very caring towards the children. They build strong emotional attachments to the staff. Partnerships with parents and carers are a key strength. Staff demonstrate that they value them as partners and place high priority on working closely with all parents. Successful links with the local schools and other agencies support children to be confident and make consistent progress in their learning. Older and younger children engage in play and learn alongside each other. Staff take account of children’s different ages and abilities when they plan activities. They adapt each activity effectively to enable all children to enjoy good-quality opportunities to learn. Staff know the children very well. They talk confidently about where children are in their learning and what they need to do to support their continuing progress. Staff work effectively as a team indoors and outside, ensuring children’s safety and supporting them in their play and learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Systems for monitoring the progress that different groups of children make have not been fully implemented. The outdoor environment is not always fully used to build on the learning experiences for those children who prefer to play and learn outdoors.