Acorns Pre-School


Name Acorns Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Whitstone Community Primary School, Oak Lane, Whitstone, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6TH
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Cornwall
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (21 June 2017)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff are enthusiastic, kind and caring. They support children’s emotional well-being effectively in a welcoming environment. Children arrive confidently and are happy to see their friends and the staff team. The manager and staff have a good understanding of how children learn. They routinely observe and assess children’s individual achievements to monitor their learning. All children make good progress from their individual starting points. The manager and staff work closely together, and with parents and outside agencies, to provide strong support for children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. They implement complementary strategies to meet children’s individual needs, such as introducing signs to support their communication and language development. Since the last inspection, the manager has successfully increased the opportunities for children to see and learn about numbers, to enhance their mathematical development. It is not yet outstanding because: At times, staff do not extend the thinking skills of the oldest children. For example, they do not allow children enough time to respond to questions or solve problems. The manager does not use the accurate assessments of individual children to monitor the learning between different groups of children, to help them evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and target any patterns in gaps.