Halwin Pre-School


Name Halwin Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 March 2016
Address Halwin School, Porkellis, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0EG
Phone Number 01209 864384
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff establish warm, nurturing relationships with the children. This helps children to confidently explore the wide range of resources that interest them. The clear assessment and reviews of children’s progress enable the management team to monitor the quality of the teaching and the educational programme well, ensuring successful outcomes for children. Staff have a good understanding of children’s next steps and their interests. They use these to provide stimulating, enjoyable learning experiences so that all children make good progress from their starting points. Staff teach children enthusiastically. They show children how to complete activities and succeed. They ask questions that encourage them to consider and solve problems, and give full and detailed responses. Close links with the local school enable the staff to prepare children well for their future learning experiences. It is not yet outstanding because: Children’s behaviour is good overall, although staff do not always maintain agreed strategies to fully encourage all children to understand what is expected and how to behave well at all times. Staff miss some opportunities to encourage children to practise and develop their skills even further as part of their daily play and routines.