Acorn at Westcroft


Name Acorn at Westcroft
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address 4 Wimborne Crescent, Westcroft, MILTON KEYNES, MK4 4DE
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority MiltonKeynes
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (14 February 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The nursery manager is highly qualified and knowledgeable about the ways children learn and develop. She leads the nursery well, making regular evaluations to help bring about ongoing improvements. • Children who speak English as an additional language make strong progress in their communication and language skills. They quickly master English, using language to express themselves and share their ideas. • Staff interaction with children is positive. They encourage children to take control of their learning and follow their interests. Children show fascination in the things they encounter, such as making marks in sand on the top of the light box. • Staff show babies gentle care and affection. They follow children’s home routines, making sure that babies have enough rest, sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for learning. • Staff develop highly effective relationships with parents and carers. They welcome parents into the nursery, providing multiple opportunities for them to find out about their children’s learning. • At times, staff put away adult-led, risky play activities instead of finding ways for children to continue their interest independently. This breaks the flow of children’s high-quality learning. • Staffing arrangements first thing in the morning and during lunch times, do not consistently promote children’s well-being to the highest possible levels.