Abbey Preschool

Name Abbey Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 November 2016
Address The Toose, Abbey Manor Park, YEOVIL, Somerset, BA21 3SN
Phone Number 01935 425121
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The manager is committed to continually evolving pre-school practice. She works closely with the committee leaders and the staff to evaluate practice and lead improvements. Staff plan and deliver a broad range of interesting activities, indoors and outdoors, which provides children with good opportunities to be active and engage in exploratory play. Staff use detailed observations of children to identify the next steps in their learning and plan effectively to enable them to make good progress. Staff give children’s personal, social and emotional development a high priority. Staff are very patient and caring. They closely support all children’s needs to help children feel happy and secure at the pre-school and to grow in confidence. The manager and staff develop good partnerships with parents and other settings children attend to ensure children receive continuity in their care and learning. Parents receive daily information about the activities taking place and learn about their children’s progress in regular consultations. It is not yet outstanding because: Children are not consistently encouraged to think of their own ideas and ways of solving problems, to develop their thinking skills and perseverance even further. Occasionally, staff do not provide enough opportunities for children to develop their creative ideas and explore art materials in their own way.