Parkwood Pre-School


Name Parkwood Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 July 2018
Address Parkwood Pre-School, Deanwood Drive, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9LP
Phone Number 01634 231425
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The manager and staff monitor and track children’s individual and group progress extremely well. This enables them to rapidly identify any gaps in children’s development. Staff help all children exceed expectations and make outstanding progress. Staff establish incredibly inspirational relationships with children. They have an excellent understanding of their key-person role and get to know children extremely well. Children have outstanding levels of well-being and self-worth. All children have outstanding opportunities to develop excellent understanding of the importance of healthy lifestyles. For instance, they enthusiastically harvest their own snacks in their allotment, such as carrots and courgettes. Staff establish highly impressive partnerships with parents and keep them extremely well informed. For example, they encourage parents to attend workshops and training, such as to learn how to develop their children’s early mathematical skills. Staff help children prepare for their eventual move on to school exceptionally well. For instance, children regularly share learning with the school children in the playground. Older children visit the pre-school children to share their experiences with them. The manager monitors the consistency of care and learning experiences that staff provide children extensively. For example, she observes them daily and sets them highly challenging tasks and targets to meet to enhance their performance even further.