Acorn Centre


Name Acorn Centre
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 February 2019
Address Acorn Centre, Grange Primary School, Homleigh Road, Tuffley, Gloucester, GL4 0RN
Phone Number 07801226849
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The provider has made good progress since the last inspection. They now ensure that Ofsted is notified of all new committee members and suitable checks are carried out. The manager has worked hard to improve how she monitors the quality of teaching and staff development. Improvements have been made to ensure that parents are engaged further in children’s learning to ensure there is continuity of care. • The manager and staff make good use of self-evaluation. Regular team meetings include discussions around the planning of long, medium and short term improvements to help develop the quality of the provision effectively. • Children make good progress relative to their starting points. Staff provide an interesting and balanced range of activities based around children’s interests and ideas. Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) benefit from individual support from their key person. • Children are very happy, confident and comfortable in their surroundings. Staff are caring and know their key children well. This helps to support children’s emotional wellbeing effectively. • At times, staff miss opportunities to encourage the younger and quieter children to take a full and active part in activities provided. • Staff do not make the best of opportunities to share and gather information from the early years settings that children attend, to promote continuity of learning.