Constantine Preschool


Name Constantine Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 May 2015
Address Trebarvah Road, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5AG
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Cornwall
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff work very effectively with parents, early years practitioners and agencies, which contributes positively to meeting children’s individual needs. Children benefit from a welcoming, stimulating, well-resourced environment, which fosters their curiosity, inquisitiveness and eagerness to learn. Staff complete regular and relevant training, such as sign language and sounds and letters training. This helps to promote children’s communication and language skills. Staff support children well to keep safe and healthy. Children increase their physical skills as they climb on the pretend pirate ship in the outdoor area. They grow lettuce and radishes and follow a healthy eating programme. Children use small tools, such as scissors, and explain to others that they must handle them carefully as they are sharp. Staff recruitment, induction and supervision procedures are robust with suitability checks in place for all staff and committee members. Effective procedures assess the ongoing suitability of staff and monitor their performance. Staff make very effective use of signs, symbols, letters, numbers and visual aids to support learning and promote a positive awareness of difference and diversity. Precise monitoring of children’s progress helps staff to identify any gaps in children’s learning and implement effective measures to reduce these. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always organise larger group activities effectively to fully meet all children’s individual needs. Staff miss some opportunities to increase children’s independence skills.