Abacus Kindergarten


Name Abacus Kindergarten
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address St. Johns C Of E Controlled Primary School, Clay Lane Grove, Colchester, CO4 0HH
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Essex
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (30 January 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The provider and manager have exceptional knowledge relating to child development. They provide a rich programme of learning opportunities for all children in their care. Children make outstanding progress from their starting points. Teaching is inspirational. There is an excellent focus on learning through play and first-hand experiences. Staff ensure that activities are exciting and engaging. They provide optimum challenge and a sharp focus on what individual children need to learn next. The key-person system is exceptional. All staff are highly skilled and sensitive in helping children form secure emotional attachments and provide an exceptionally strong base for children’s developing independence and desire to explore. Behaviour is excellent throughout the kindergarten. Staff guide and nurture children, building their confidence and self-esteem. Children’s kindness towards each other is wonderfully inspiring. Excellent partnership working helps to promote a complementary approach to children’s learning and development between the kindergarten and home. There is an exemplary focus on fully involving parents and families in children’s learning. Staff and parents eagerly talk about the children’s current and emerging interests and abilities. They exchange ideas to further enhance children’s progress.