Barlow Pre School


Name Barlow Pre School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 01 July 2015
Address Barlow Village Hall, Millcross Lane, Barlow, DRONFIELD, Derbyshire, S18 7TA
Phone Number 01142 899 046
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children’s natural curiosity to learn is nurtured through well-planned activities. Consequently, children are eager, ready to learn and are developing the skills needed for school. The outdoor learning environment and Forest school approach is a particular strength of the pre-school. Children have access to a wide range of resources across all areas of learning. Staff have positive partnerships with parents because they use a number of successful strategies to work with them. For example, parents regularly come into pre-school to share their knowledge and traditions, such as during cooking sessions. This promotes a collaborative approach to enrich children’s learning. The well-qualified and experienced staff demonstrate a strong commitment to promote a high-quality provision. They implement ideas and information gained from regular training. This enhances children’s care and learning. Children’s safety and happiness is paramount and at the heart of the pre-school’s ethos. Staff are vigilant and have an excellent understanding of how to support children’s well-being. It is not yet outstanding because: Assessment information is not used precisely enough to focus on specific groups of children, in order to compare the progress made. Staff do not always have enough opportunities to reflect on the quality of their teaching.