Acorns Preschool


Name Acorns Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 April 2019
Address United Reformed Church Hall, Bower Hinton, Somerset, TA12 6LA
Phone Number 07599 981932
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Children receive good support to develop their communication and language skills, including those who speak English as an additional language. Staff engage children well in discussions, to encourage them to think and share their ideas. • Children receive good support to be kind and considerate to others. Staff are positive role models and support children sensitively to adapt their behaviour when needed. • The manager makes good use of funding to support individual children’s learning experiences, ensuring interesting and stimulating activities captivate children’s engagement. • Although staff successfully track the progress individual children make, processes to monitor the progress of all children as a whole and in different groups are not as effective to help identify and address any gaps in learning and the curriculum. • Staff know the children well and provide tailored support to meet their individual needs. However, they miss opportunities to develop children’s sense of belonging and the importance of their own cultures and differences to further respect and accept each other’s uniqueness. • At times, the play room environment becomes very noisy and not all planned activities support all the children effectively. During these times, children do not engage, focus and concentrate on the learning opportunities as well as they could, especially the younger ones.