Acorns Pre-School


Name Acorns Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address The Old Police House, Little Market Place, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4DY
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority NorthYorkshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (26 September 2017)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The manager demonstrates a keen, very positive attitude to improving the quality of the pre-school. Action has been taken since the previous inspection and further developments are planned to support children’s achievements. Children make good progress in their learning. Staff are extremely responsive and have a secure understanding of how children learn and develop. Good teaching encourages children to think critically, solve problems and persevere. The well-qualified staff provide children with activities that focus on helping them to develop their communication, language and social skills. These include using props, toys and resources to help support children’s understanding. Children are very confident to explore their surroundings and arrive happy. They form strong attachments to staff. Children have good levels of confidence and self-esteem. The managers and staff review their practice effectively. For example, they routinely observe each other teach children. They share constructive feedback to support improvement plans. It is not yet outstanding because: The new systems to compare and analyse the progress made by individual and different groups of children are not yet fully embedded. Information staff gain from parents when children first start is not detailed enough to clearly establish their starting points and measure their progress from the outset.