Vicarage Farm Pre-School

Name Vicarage Farm Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Vicarage Farm Community Centre, 36 Grafton Close, WELLINGBOROUGH, Northamptonshire, NN8 5WA
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 (17 September 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • Staff are welcoming, warm and friendly. They build strong relationships with the children and this helps them to feel secure and settle quickly. Children are respected as individuals and staff successfully promote their emotional well-being. • Staff effectively support children’s language and communication development. Children thoroughly enjoy joining in singing during group times. Staff use props well to maintain children’s focus and encourage them to join in with the actions and words to the songs. • Children behave well. They are kind, considerate and use their manners routinely. Staff act as positive role models and provide children with lots of praise and encouragement. • Managers recognise the importance of building good relationships with parents and other professionals. They exchange information with teachers to help support children’s smooth transition into school. Children’s ongoing progress is shared regular with parents, through written reports and via their child’s online learning journal. It is not yet outstanding because: • Staff do not always obtain detailed information from parents about their children’s capabilities and interests when they first start. • Occasionally, staff do not step in to support children’s play at the best times to further enhance their understanding and maximise their learning. • Managers do not monitor staff’s practice consistently to precisely identify what they need to do to raise the quality of their teaching to a higher level.