Acorns Preschool Roughton


Name Acorns Preschool Roughton
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address St. Marys Primary School, Chapel Road, Roughton, NORWICH, NR11 8AF
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Norfolk
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 February 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The leadership and management team is committed to the ongoing development of the playgroup. It knows where practice is strong and identifies areas to develop further. The team seeks the views of parents about what the playgroup offers and acts on their feedback. This ensures provision is targeted to children’s individual needs. • Staff are well qualified and know the children well. They understand how individual children like to learn. They regularly assess children’s level of development and use this information to plan targeted learning opportunities that support children’s good progress. Children are eager, interested and motivated learners. • Staff use effective strategies to promote children’s good behaviour. They praise children often and encourage them to lead play and make choices. Staff quickly respond to support children where they experience difficulties with sharing. Staff talk calmly and softly. They help children begin to learn how to manage their own feelings and behaviour. • Children build secure attachments to staff. They seek staff out for help or reassurance when needed. Staff support children to have a go at self-care skills for themselves. Staff adapt their expectations of what children can achieve according to their age and ability. • Staff communicate well with each other and ensure children are closely supervised. Staff explain to children how to keep themselves safe and encourage them to take small risks for themselves. • Some staff lack confidence to reflect on each other’s practice, share skills and contribute to the drive for high-quality teaching. • Sometimes, staff do not ask children highly challenging and searching questions as they play, to deepen their understanding and extend their thinking skills.