Dicker House Preschool


Name Dicker House Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 March 2017
Address Community Room, Birchwood Grove Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0DP
Phone Number 07707892532
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The manager and staff work well with parents and other professionals. For example, staff share children’s information and have a common approach to children’s learning. The manager and staff are reflective practitioners. They use a variety of methods to involve parents and children in identifying ways to improve activities and the setting further. The manager has effective monitoring systems in place. For example, staff track children’s progress and identify any gaps in learning early, and implement a development plan to help ensure all children make good progress. Children develop good communication and language skills overall. The manager and staff use a variety of ways to effectively do this. For example, staff repeat back words to younger children and add words to extend vocabulary for older children. The manager effectively keeps staff up to date with legislative and practice changes. Children develop close attachments to staff. Staff praise children effectively, building on their self-esteem. Children learn skills that help them prepare for their future learning. It is not yet outstanding because: The manager does not always ensure staff are consistently effective in fully supporting children’s listening skills and helping them focus on activities for a longer period of time. The manager and staff do not consistently provide children with opportunities to develop their early mathematical skills, including recognising numbers and shapes.