Hampstead Garden Suburb Pre-School


Name Hampstead Garden Suburb Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 November 2018
Address Free Church Hall, Northway, LONDON, NW11 6PB
Phone Number 07785 995 412
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • Managers support staff to take responsibility for children’s progress and outcomes. Each staff member understands their role in improving the quality of children’s play and learning. There is a thriving culture of teamwork and a sharp improvement since the last inspection. • Staff use well-established routines that help children to be ready to learn. Children are keen to join in at group times and demonstrate their ability to concentrate well as they sing songs or listen carefully to stories. • Staff observe and assess to make sure that they build on children’s prior learning, knowledge and skills. Staff help children to link sounds to letters and children apply their newly acquired skills in the indoor and outdoor areas. • Children’s behaviour is good. There are strong relationships between children and staff. Children settle quickly and benefit from a calm and stimulating environment. • Managers help staff to evaluate their practice, for example, through regular appraisals, training and updates. Staff have made changes to the environment to introduce children to richer mathematical resources. Children’s knowledge of number is increasing. It is not yet outstanding because: • Staff do not consistently make best use of initial discussions with parents to obtain clear information about what children can do, understand and already know when they start. • Staff do not always ensure that the most able children are challenged enough to fully extend the children’s learning.