Ladybird Forest Pre-School Ampthill

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Ladybird Forest Pre-School Ampthill


Name Ladybird Forest Pre-School Ampthill
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Queens Road, Ampthill, BEDFORD, MK45 2TD
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority CentralBedfordshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (28 March 2019)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • The strong skills of all key persons help children to form very warm and caring bonds with them. Staff create a very happy and fun environment where children demonstrate that they feel exceptionally secure and confident in their care from an early stage. Parents comment how staff are ’incredibly nurturing’. • The whole staff team have recently achieved national and local authority awards. These have a positive impact in helping staff to be expert first-aiders and supporting children to make rapid progress. • The very well-qualified staff team are inspirational. They have a real thirst to continue to extend their knowledge. Each member of staff embraces their chosen specialist area of teaching or responsibility. Robust supervision meetings and excellent training opportunities are thoroughly effective and embedded. Staff share their expertise with other providers to help improve outcomes for children. • Excellent partnerships with parents are in place. Staff involve them in every aspect of their children’s learning. They provide parents with superb opportunities to attend an extensive range of information sessions and ideas to help support their children’s progress at home. • Daily forest-school sessions support children to develop an excellent understanding of the natural world and how to keep safe. For example, they cook popcorn on the campfire and learn about life cycles as they observe frog spawn turning in to tadpoles.