Abacus Pre-School


Name Abacus Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Address 1 Cambridge Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3QE
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority KingstonuponThames
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (10 May 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This is a provision that requires improvement • The manger does not ensure all the required suitability checks are completed on newly appointed staff prior to employment This places children at risk of harm. • The pre-school’s registration system does not include the required detail of children’s times of arrival and departure. • Staff do not provide a rich range of experiences to promote children’s early reading skills, such as linking letters to sounds. • Staff do not always make the most of opportunities to work with parents before children start, to help gather precise information about what children already know and can do. • The processes for self-evaluation are not rigorous enough to identify weaknesses in the pre-school that need to be addressed quickly. It has the following strengths • Children are supported to lead healthy lifestyles. They receive healthy snacks and access the outdoor area daily to enjoy activities such as playing football and catch with the staff. • The staff effectively converse with children throughout the day. For example, they model good language and use both English and children’s home language to communicate and reassure children. This helps to support children to be confident, skilful communicators. • Partnerships with other early years settings where care is shared are effective. Staff regularly exchange information with them to help support consistency in children’s learning.