Hartsholme Academy Pre-School & Kids Club

Name Hartsholme Academy Pre-School & Kids Club
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 August 2016
Address Hartsholme Academy, Carrington Drive, Lincoln, LN6 0DE
Phone Number 07557092149
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The management and staff demonstrate a very strong commitment to raising the existing good standards of care and learning for children. They regularly seek the views of children, parents and other professionals to make continuous improvements. Staff are well qualified to work with children. Their knowledge of assessment and planning demonstrates their deep reflection on each child. They work well with parents to respond to children’s needs and interests in order to help them learn. Children’s speech and language development are well supported because staff engage them in interesting conversations. Staff speak clearly, use visual aids and make eye contact as they talk with children. The quality of teaching is consistently good. Staff share information with each other on a daily basis, which helps them meet the children’s individual needs. Children behave very well. They know the pre-school rules and understand why they are in place. They show respect for the staff and have good manners. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always give full consideration as to how they can best support the learning of children who prefer to be outdoors. Staff do not involve parents sufficiently in the assessments of the starting points for children’s learning. They do not ask parents enough about what their children already know and can do, in order to quickly establish what they need to learn next.