Abbey Centre Pre-School


Name Abbey Centre Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN4 0RZ
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority WestNorthamptonshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (13 June 2017)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The experienced managers and their team of staff are dedicated and enthusiastic. They are committed to providing children with a safe and secure environment in which they can learn and develop. The managers constantly reflect upon their practice. They take into account the views of children, parents and staff in order to assist them in identifying areas for development. Staff have established very effective partnerships with parents, to meet children’s needs. They help to ensure that children’s learning continues at home. Staff have high expectations of what all children can achieve. They understand the process through which children learn and provide lots of opportunities for children to direct their own learning and progress well. Staff closely observe children as they play. This helps them to make accurate assessments of children’s current developmental stages and to plan appropriate next steps in their learning. Children behave very well at the pre-school. Staff encourage them to be polite, courteous, to take turns and to share their toys. It is not yet outstanding because: The support for the ongoing professional development of all staff is not consistently rigorous enough to raise the quality of teaching to an outstanding level.