Abbey Pre-school


Name Abbey Pre-school
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address St. Peter & St. Pauls Church, Minnis Lane, DOVER, Kent, CT17 0RG
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Kent
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (05 September 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • The manager accurately evaluates the quality of the pre-school. She includes the views of parents and children to help identify areas for further improvement. For example, the exchange of information between staff and parents has been enhanced, and this helps to provide children with a consistent approach to their development. • Partnerships with parents are strong. Staff use various ways to engage and involve parents effectively in the pre-school and in their children’s learning. • Staff teach mathematics well. For example, they effectively challenge children to solve problems, compare sizes and count objects within their play experiences. All children make good progress in their learning from their individual starting points. • Staff help children to develop their awareness of healthy lifestyles. For example, they provide nutritious snacks and engage children in conversations about healthy food choices and hygiene routines, such as brushing their teeth. It is not yet outstanding because: • Staff do not consistently use the same boundaries and approaches to develop children’s understanding of behavioural expectations, such as what to do when they have finished their lunch. • Staff miss some opportunities to enable children to develop their own ideas fully during adult-led activities.