Bicton Heath Pre-School

Name Bicton Heath Pre-School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Address: Pensfold, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 5HF
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Shropshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Self-evaluation is good. The managers use feedback to help develop the pre-school. Since the last inspection, staff have enhanced the outdoor area to help promote children's learning outside.

Also, staff now adapt their teaching to support the needs of younger and older children. Staff have good relationships with staff at other settings children attend and share information with them about children's progress. This helps to promote continuity in children's learning.

Managers are building strong links with local health visitors to promote a joined-up approach to supporting children's development. Children benefit from a varied curriculum. Staff obs...erve children's achievements and use this information to plan activities that reflect their interests and styles of learning.

Staff promote children's healthy lifestyles. Children enjoy nutritious snacks and staff are good role models as they eat healthy food alongside them. Children are active outside and develop good physicals skills, such as throwing balls.

It is not yet outstanding because: The managers' monitoring of staff practice is not yet rigorous enough, to help raise the quality of teaching to a consistently high level. Staff do not encourage parents enough to share detailed information about children's knowledge and skills from home when they first start. They also do not always share with parents how they can support their children's learning at home.