Habitat PreSchool Ltd

Name Habitat PreSchool Ltd
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 March 2017
Address Transfiguration Church Hall, Cleveland Street, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8LS
Phone Number 01234 852140
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 well-qualified staff use good teaching techniques. Their ongoing observations correctly identify children’s needs and interests. Staff then include these in the daily activity planning. Children enthusiastically participate in interesting activities that aid them in developing their knowledge and skills in readiness for school. Children enjoy opportunities to use local facilities. For example, they visit nearby shops and use the library each week. This helps to build their awareness of diversity and supports them in understanding and valuing their local community. Managers and staff attain further qualifications and complete a wide variety of training, putting their new knowledge into practice. For example, staff now make greater use of visual prompts at story time in order to maintain children’s interest and enhance their enjoyment of books and reading. Staff support parents well in extending their children’s learning and development. For example, they offer individual guidance regarding developmental issues. They also lend books and resources for children and parents to use at home. Managers use robust procedures to monitor children’s progress. They quickly note any weaker areas of learning and address these. Staff now offer children further resources and activities that support them in developing their speech and language skills. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always offer a broad enough range of outdoor learning opportunities in order to fully extend the development of those children who prefer to learn outside. Children are not consistently offered opportunities that support them in making marks and developing their early writing skills.