Acorn at Oakley Vale


Name Acorn at Oakley Vale
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 September 2018
Address Oakley Vale Primary School, Cheltenham Road, CORBY, Northamptonshire, NN18 8RH
Phone Number 07714133327
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • The new manager uses self-evaluation successfully to identify and make positive changes that enhance children’s experiences at the club. For example, changes to how equipment is stored have increased opportunities for children to select resources themselves and make choices about what they want to use and play with. • Staff provide a welcoming, stimulating environment for children, with resources and activities that reflect the interests and needs of the various ages of children attending. Children are well motivated, purposefully engaged and enjoy their time at the club. • Children behave very well at the club. They understand the daily routines and the expectations for their behaviour. They form positive relationships with staff and one another. Older and younger children play together well. The atmosphere in the club is calm, happy and relaxed. • Staff use a range of successful strategies to enable a three-way sharing of information between the club, school staff and parents about children’s individual needs. These partnerships help to promote consistency in children’s experiences, care and learning. Parents are very happy with the service the club provides. It is not yet outstanding because: • At times, staff do not fully support children to think, reflect and express their thoughts and ideas. • Arrangements for the ongoing professional development of staff are not focused sharply on raising the quality of their interactions with children to the highest level.