Acorn Childcare Centre


Name Acorn Childcare Centre
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 May 2018
Address MALCOLM SARGENT PRIMARY SCHOOL, Empingham Road, Stamford, PE9 2SR
Phone Number 01780766493
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children are confident, motivated and enjoy exploring the environment, indoors and outdoors. They select resources to support their interests, demonstrating their independence. The quality of teaching is consistently good and children are supported well. Children make good progress in their learning and development. The manager and staff continually evaluate the practice in the nursery. They accurately identify aspects for improvement to support the ongoing development of the nursery. Recent changes enable children to enjoy more learning opportunities. Partnerships with parents are good. Staff invite parents to access information about their children’s learning on the electronic program used by the nursery. This helps parents to continue to support their children’s learning at home. Staff support children who have a special educational needs (SEN) and/or disability very well. They include them in all activities and work well with other professionals to support children’s developing communication and language skills. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally, staff miss opportunities during activities to challenge and extend children’s learning. Staff do not make the most of all opportunities to help older children to gain a deeper understanding of online safety when using technology.