|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||23 March 2018|
|Address||The Eliott Building, St. James’ School, The Causeway, East Hanney, WANTAGE, Oxfordshire|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good The manager and the committee are determined to provide the best possible care and education for all children. They set a clear direction for the pre-school’s future development and are strongly supported by well-qualified and enthusiastic staff. Children of all abilities make good progress from their individual starting points. Staff accurately assess children’s achievements and use this information to develop their learning. They plan activities that motivate and engage children. Staff provide children with nurturing support, encouragement and praise. Children arrive happy and eager to play. They behave very well and are consistently kind and considerate towards each other. Staff pay very good attention to supporting children’s language and thinking skills. For example, they engage children in a wide range of conversations that interests them. They listen carefully to children and skilfully extend their vocabulary. Staff have positive relationships with parents and other early years professionals. They work effectively with them to support children’s individual care and learning needs. Parents are widely supported to contribute to their children’s learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff have not fully considered ways to consistently engage children during group times to help them remain fully involved and interested. Staff do not always provide enough challenge for the most able children in number.