Acorn Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks

Name Acorn Pre-School & The Mighty Oaks
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 November 2017
Address School Lane, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5XA
Phone Number 01462 816281
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Since the last inspection, the provider, new manager and staff have made many improvements to their practice. They have given high priority to addressing actions that ensure children’s safety and well-being. Changes to the way staff complete registers helps to ensure children’s attendance is more closely monitored. Staff make regular observations and assessments of children’s learning. These are used effectively, to inform planning and support children’s ongoing good progress. Staff regularly share children’s development records with parents and with any other settings where children attend. This helps to promote continuity in children’s learning. Children of all ages play together well and their behaviour is good. They listen well to staff and are keen to help set up the daily activities. Parents speak highly of the staff and appreciate the nurturing environment where children feel safe and secure. They feel the good education the children receive prepares them well for starting school. It is not yet outstanding because: At times, younger children do not have the same opportunities to be actively involved in adult-led activities as the older children. Staff do not help children to fully extend their thinking skills and explain why they make particular decisions.