Acorns Preschool

Name Acorns Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Kington St Michael Village Hall, Kington St Michael, Chippenham, SN14 6JA
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Wiltshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (14 June 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Leaders and staff establish effective partnerships with parents. They value them highly and involve them in their children’s learning. Staff use various strategies to keep parents informed about their children’s progress and share ideas about extending learning at home. Staff have a good understanding of how children learn. They complete accurate assessments and monitor children’s achievements, and use these to effectively plan and narrow any gaps in their learning. Leaders monitor these systems successfully to support consistent practices throughout the setting. Children and their families are supported very well. Leaders and staff work in effective partnerships with other professionals to support children’s care and learning needs, to help them make good progress. Children behave well and staff are good role models. For example, there are clear expectations and boundaries that help children understand how to take turns, share and be kind to others. Children develop important skills for their future learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Although staff support children’s communication skills well overall, they occasionally miss opportunities to challenge children to think by asking some questions that only require simple answers. Leaders do not facilitate staff as well as they could to develop some areas of their expertise to improve children’s outcomes even further.