Abacus Day Nursery and Pre-School


Name Abacus Day Nursery and Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 August 2018
Address Westside, Oxford Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1XB
Phone Number 01635 550134
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • The manager successfully analyses data and monitors children’s progress well. This enables her to close any gaps in children’s learning quickly. • A strength of the staff is the homely and welcoming environment they create. Key persons know their children well and are attentive to children’s individual needs. This helps children feel secure and comfortable. • Staff give very good attention to children developing healthy lifestyles. For example, children enjoy eating hearty, nutritious meals and relish playing in the well-resourced and stimulating outdoor area. • All children, including those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities and those who speak English as an additional language, make good progress from their starting points. • Staff work well with other professionals and provide strong support for children who have SEN and/or disabilities, to enable them to fully meet their needs. It is not yet outstanding because: • Occasionally, staff do not consistently build on what children need to learn next to help them achieve as much as possible in their learning. • The manager has not fully embedded methods for parents to contribute to the nursery’s evaluation of practice so that they can give their ideas for future developments.