Handcross Community Preschool


Name Handcross Community Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 July 2017
Address The Sports Pavilion, Recreation Ground, High Street, Handcross, West Sussex, RH17 6BJ
Phone Number 07763047758
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff competently observe and assess children’s progress. They identify learning priorities and plan challenging activities. Children make good progress in learning. Staff skilfully interact with children and, for example, when joining in with their play ask questions that move their learning on. Staff work effectively in partnership with parents. For example, staff give helpful suggestions to parents that enable them to continue learning at home. Staff value the observations parents make about what they know about children’s learning at home. Children behave well and have good manners. They form strong friendships with others and play happily together. Staff successfully reinforce children’s understanding of how to stay healthy. For example, while they played with dough they talked together about what foods are good to eat. Children reminded the adults which foods are not healthy. The manager consistently evaluates the setting and oversees staff practice and use of assessment. She effectively monitors all children’s progress and identifies gaps in learning. The manager ensures staff successfully address and narrow gaps. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not consistently make the most of opportunities to challenge and build on children’s large-muscle physical skills to extend these further. At times, some planned activities are not organised in the most effective way to help fully involve younger children and build on their learning.