Baylis Court Nursery School

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About Baylis Court Nursery School

Name Baylis Court Nursery School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Oatlands Drive, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3HS
Phase Nursery
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 109
Local Authority Slough
Highlights from Latest Inspection


Baylis Court Nursery School continues to be a good school.

What is it like to attend this school?

Baylis Court Nursery warmly welcomes families into their vibrant community school. Children are happy and safe in this nurturing environment. A calm and purposeful space is provided, where well-established routines consistently reinforce positive behaviour.

Staff have high aspirations for all children. The school has recently spent time designing a new curriculum, focused on what they want children to learn. The school's goal is for children to learn about the community they are part of and the wider world, while preparing them for their Reception Year and beyond.

Learning ext...ends beyond the classroom, often connecting to the diverse community the school is part of. For instance, the school recently organised a 'stay and play' session linked to a religious festival. Children explored food and traditions, sharing these experiences with their families.

Opportunities such as these help children to build their understanding of the world around them and to recognise what makes people the same as and different to others.During focused sessions and play, children keenly take part in a variety of meaningful activities. They role play, count forwards and backwards, 'cook' in the mud kitchen, climb, and observe caterpillars transforming into butterflies.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

The school's provision reflects leaders' careful consideration of their children and the local community. Many children are learning English as an additional language, and some have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Therefore, the development of children's communication and language is prioritised as soon as they join the school.

Staff promote children's early language development through songs, nursery rhymes and stories. Adults extend and develop children's understanding of words through playing alongside them to model new vocabulary. As a result, children are beginning to use more words and understand their meaning.

For example, younger children are encouraged to sing the alphabet song while pointing to letters. This is alongside older children who can make 'pizza' and 'grass soup' in the mud kitchen, pointing to words on pictures to explain what they are making.

Through a combination of adult-directed tasks and activities tailored to children's interests, adults teach children a range of important knowledge and skills.

This is particularly successful in mathematics. Learning is broken down into the key building blocks of what children should learn. This helps adults check precisely what children have understood before introducing new material.

However, in some areas of the curriculum, adults are not as able to carefully pinpoint what each child needs to learn next. Leaders recognise this and the need for further improvements to the curriculum to ensure pupils learn well across all areas of learning.

Leaders and staff regularly take time to discuss what each child has been learning.

This valuable information is used to consider what children need to learn next and identify any additional help. Adults support children, including those with SEND, through individual and small-group sessions to ensure that they make the progress they are capable of, and most do. Children in the Dragonfly Resource Base benefit from playing and learning alongside children in the main school as well as receiving tailored support to meet their individual needs.

High levels of care and mutual respect between children and staff mean that children enjoy learning and have positive attitudes. Children move around the nursery calmly. This is because not a moment is missed to learn about and practise good behaviour.

For example, during snack time, children learn how to take turns.

The nursery has high expectations for children's personal development. Recent activities, such as a visit from the dental nurse, contribute to children's overall well-being.

Most children engage in activities demonstrating the school's' values of curiosity and resilience, even when faced with unexpected challenges. This includes the importance of not giving up when climbing on the climbing wall or building a tower.

Regular attendance at Nursery for some children is low.

Leaders are working closely with parents and carers to improve attendance. The school recognises the importance of this so that children and their families get into good habits in readiness to move on to their new schools. However, the school's work on this is still very new and the full impact of the work is not yet known.

Staff enjoy working at this school. They feel valued and supported by leaders, including those responsible for governance. Staff feel listened to and are confident that their workload and well-being are considered carefully as further improvements are made to the school.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• Too many children do not attend the school regularly. This means that they, including some disadvantaged children, miss large periods of their learning.

The school should continue to explore how they can support children and families so that children attend the school more often. ? The planned curriculum does not consistently and precisely identify what children will learn and when. Consequently, some children do not always benefit from activities that are precisely matched to their existing knowledge and understanding.

For some children, this means they are not learning as much as they could. The school should ensure adults have the knowledge and expertise required to recognise when children have been successful and to then precisely pinpoint the next steps in learning.


When we have judged a school to be good, we will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good.

This is called an ungraded inspection, and it is carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. We do not give graded judgements on an ungraded inspection. However, if we find evidence that a school would now receive a higher or lower grade, then the next inspection will be a graded inspection, which is carried out under section 5 of the Act.

Usually this is within one to two years of the date of the ungraded inspection. If we have serious concerns about safeguarding, behaviour or the quality of education, we will deem the ungraded inspection a graded inspection immediately.

This is the second ungraded inspection since we judged the school to be good in January 2015.

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