|Name||Apsley Lock Pre School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||BLRA Community Room, Unit 4 Evens Wharf, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9WU|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
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Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good Children attend for a gradual settling-in process which supports them in building close relationships with their key person. Staff are supportive and meet children’s needs. This successfully encourages children in building their confidence. Staff work in close partnership with parents. They discuss assessments of children’s learning and development on a regular basis. Staff provide ideas and information about what parents can do at home to further their children’s learning. The well-qualified staff have good understanding and knowledge about how children learn and develop. They provide activities that capture children’s interest and challenge them appropriately. Children’s speech and language development are promoted effectively by the staff. They talk to children about what they are doing. Staff use descriptive words that they introduce during activities to further develop and strengthen the children’s skills. The management team frequently evaluates their practice and the range of activities available for the children. The views of parents, staff and children are gathered. These are taken into account when targets for improvement are identified and set. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always share as much information as possible about children’s learning and development with other settings that they attend, in order to further support continuity of learning.