Acorns Pre School Limited


Name Acorns Pre School Limited
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 May 2016
Address Church Road, Great Yeldham, Halstead, Essex, CO9 4PT
Phone Number 01787 237684
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The pre-school has worked hard to address weaknesses identified at the last inspection. The management team has acted swiftly to implement the required changes and has secured improvements to the quality of the provision. The quality of teaching and learning are good. Staff plan a wide range of purposeful activities across all areas of learning. Children make good progress and show high levels of curiosity, imagination and concentration. A very effective key-person system is in place. Children have formed strong attachments to their key persons. They often invite staff to join in their play and proudly share their achievements and accomplishments with them. The manager and staff have put much time and thought into ensuring the outdoor environment has plenty of activities that reflect children’s interests, and inspires them to use their senses and learn about the natural world. Staff have established very good partnerships with the host primary school and other early years settings. This helps to provide consistent support for children’s development and prepares children for the move to full-time education. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff are not always making every opportunity to encourage children to gain enjoyment from reading and retrieve information from books. Staff do not always seek detailed initial information from parents about their children’s starting points on entry, in order to obtain a more precise picture of each child’s learning and development.