Alpha Pre-School


Name Alpha Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Westfield Terrace, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8BB
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority NorthNorthamptonshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (02 December 2016)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children are happy and enjoy spending time in this caring and friendly provision. They rapidly grow in confidence because of the good relationships they have with the staff and with each other. The well-qualified staff team make good use of the space available to support children to make choices and to become active learners. Children are inquisitive and have plenty of opportunities to freely explore, investigate and use their senses during activities. Good partnerships with parents are in place which help to ensure that children are provided with the right level of help and support from the start. Termly meetings with parents help to keep them informed of their child’s progress. Staff also share ideas with parents on how they can further support children’s learning at home. The leadership and management of the pre-school are strong. The manager, with the support of the committee and staff, works effectively to help ensure that all aspects of the provision meet the needs of the children. They gain feedback from parents and children to help them identify their strengths and weaknesses. This helps them to prioritise areas for further improvement. Good partnership working with professionals and other local settings helps to contribute to children’s well-being and ensures continuity for children’s care and future learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Sometimes, children are not provided with enough time to think about and respond to questions that staff ask. Children have limited opportunities to explore and learn about the natural world.