Acorn Community Nursery


Name Acorn Community Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Kingshead Close, Castlefields, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 2JE
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Halton
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 October 2017)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff have created a well-planned and resourced learning environment that successfully facilitates children’s decision making, independence and self-care skills. Staff are knowledgeable and understand how to promote different areas of learning. They accurately assess children’s development and provide learning experiences to support their overall progress. Children settle well and develop good relationships with staff. They get to know children well and promote positive behaviour. Children demonstrate good social skills and a developing understanding of turn taking. Children’s progress is regularly monitored and evaluated by leaders. They quickly seek interventions for children who require additional support. Partnership working with parents and other agencies is effective to support continuity of care. It is not yet outstanding because: The manager’s systems to supervise and support staff do not focus sharply enough on evaluating and enhancing their teaching skills. Staff do not always make effective use of opportunities to follow children’s emerging interests during focused activities.