Hand In Hand Preschool


Name Hand In Hand Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 September 2018
Address Trinity Life Church, Upper Tichborne Street, Leicester, LE2 1GL
Phone Number 0116 2558672
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • The pre-school is managed effectively. The management team has a good knowledge of the provision and is active in raising the quality of children’s learning experiences. • All children make good progress relative to their starting points. Children who speak English as an additional language learn to speak English well. • Children enjoy playing with a wide variety of good-quality toys and resources. Teaching is good and activities are based on children’s interests. • Children behave well and learn good social skills. Staff are positive role models who encourage children to share toys and take turns. • Staff closely observe children as they play. This helps them to make accurate assessments of children’s current developmental stages and to plan appropriate next steps in their learning. • Self-evaluation is effective. It is used accurately to identify weaknesses in practice so that these can be addressed swiftly. The views of staff, parents and children are carefully considered. This helps to drive and secure continuous improvement. • Planned activities are interesting for children. Children concentrate well and engage in their learning easily. Staff are enthusiastic and get thoroughly involved in children’s play. Children’s emerging language is effectively supported by staff. It is not yet outstanding because: • The monitoring of the educational programme does not evaluate the progress of learning for specific groups of children across the pre-school. • Staff are sometimes too quick to give children answers to the questions they ask. They do not give children enough thinking time to work out the solution themselves.