Abacus Nursery School


Name Abacus Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 February 2018
Address Abacus Nursery School, Laitwood Road, LONDON, SW12 9QH
Phone Number 0208 6758093
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff develop a wide understanding of each individual child and of the progress they make. They carefully plan steps to move the children on further in their learning. Staff establish close partnerships with parents through which they find out useful information to help them personalise learning. They involve parents well in children’s development and facilitate the continuation of learning at home well. Children, including those who speak English as an additional language, make good progress from their starting points. Children who achieve above the typical ranges expected for their ages, are challenged effectively to meet higher outcomes. Staff provide children with good opportunities to develop an understanding of healthy practices. For example, children enjoy activities that help them learn where food comes from. Children engage in many physical activities, including a range of sports. Managers support staff well to develop and improve their qualifications. Where staff have achieved higher qualifications, they share their knowledge and expertise with other staff to improve practice. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not consistently use highly effective strategies to extend children’s learning or to develop the thoughts children form about their experiences. Although managers monitor individual children’s development very well, they do not compare the progress made by groups of children to see if differences occur.