Abacus Ark Nursery

Name Abacus Ark Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address St Paul’s Church, St Johns Hill, London, SW11 1SH
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Wandsworth
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (25 January 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The key-person system is working well. Children form secure attachments and settle well. They have a good sense of belonging, are happy and enjoy being at nursery. The manager promotes a child-focused ethos, is ambitious and has high expectations for the children. The leadership team provides support and monitors staff to ensure they are confident and knowledgeable in their role. Partnership with parents is extremely strong and staff actively involve them in their child’s learning. Through daily feedback, parents’ evenings, informative newsletters and play dates, staff ensure parents stay involved and know about their children’s experiences at nursery. The cohesive staff team works together and supports each other well. Staff demonstrate good role modelling and help the children learn how to care and show respect to each other. Staff have a secure knowledge of how to promote learning and enhance language and communication, for example, through singing, stories and daily Spanish conversations. Children make good progress from their starting points. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always encourage children to complete tasks by themselves to help promote independence. Occasionally, staff do not recognise when to encourage children to think through and develop their own ideas during activities.