Acorns In Harrogate


Name Acorns In Harrogate
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hookstone Chase Community Centre, Hookstone Chase, HARROGATE, North Yorkshire, HG2 7DJ
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority NorthYorkshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (13 June 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The management team closely monitors individual and groups of children’s learning. It quickly identifies any gaps in children’s development and plans effective teaching strategies to help close these. Staff seek advice and make referrals to external professionals, when required. Children are making consistently good rates of progress. • The management team is ambitious in its pursuit to provide a high-quality service to children and their families. It systematically evaluates the feedback it receives from parents and staff to identify any areas to improve. Children are given choices and their views and interests are included in any improvement plans. • Children benefit from very well-planned and organised settling-in arrangements. Staff work collaboratively with parents and collect detailed information about their children before they first start at the setting. Staff use this information to plan a familiar environment and incorporate children’s interests into their plans for activities. This helps children to settle in quickly. • Staff create a calm and welcoming environment where children are free to explore and have their own ideas in play. Staff listen carefully to children and respond to what they say and do. This helps children to feel valued and builds on their already good levels of confidence and self-esteem. • Staff have wonderful relationships with children. They act as positive role models with their warm and nurturing approach. Staff provide children with the praise and encouragement they need as they explore the learning environment and play equipment. This helps to keep children motivated and interested in the tasks they set out to complete. • Staff do not consistently effectively challenge the most able children to extend their mathematical development to the highest levels.