Phoenix Centre Specialist Pre School

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Phoenix Centre Specialist Pre School


Name Phoenix Centre Specialist Pre School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 26 March 2015
Address Barnett Lane, STOURBRIDGE, West Midlands, DY8 5PY
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Dudley
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding All children make outstanding progress because each child is treated as a unique individual. Staff are lively and engage children exceptionally well. Children quickly become familiar with cues staff use to alert them into the changes in the routine of the session. This helps them to begin to develop the skills they need for their future learning. The quality of teaching in the pre-school is outstanding. Staff carefully position specialist equipment to support and enable every child to participate as actively as possible. Staff also use technology in the form of an electronic button, along with signing and symbols to maximum effect at circle time. This enables children to communicate as effectively as possible. Staff are extremely knowledgeable about the possible signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect. They are aware of and follow detailed procedures should they have a concern. Staff actively promote sensitivity and dignity at all times so that all children feel secure, respected and develop a sense of trust. Consequently, children’s welfare is effectively safeguarded. Partnership with parents is a key strength in the pre-school. Home visits and close working with parents and other agencies mean that children’s needs are identified as precisely as possible. Parents comment that staff give their children genuine care and concern and their children flourish in the wonderful nurturing environment. The leadership and management of the pre-school are outstanding. Extremely effective systems are in place to evaluate and reflect on the quality of practice. Highly qualified and passionate staff use information exceptionally well to analyse their strengths and areas for further improvements to enhance outcomes for children.