Rascals Pre School Nursery


Name Rascals Pre School Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 September 2017
Address Community Centre, Caldbeck Road, WHITEHAVEN, Cumbria, CA28 6XQ
Phone Number 01946 591 373
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children form close attachments to key staff who are caring and attentive to their needs. They receive constant reassurance while settling in so they feel safe and secure in their new surroundings. Positive behaviour is encouraged and children quickly begin to manage the routine, become independent and develop good social skills. Children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported. Staff work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to meet children’s individual needs. The management team regularly tracks and checks the quality of children’s progress. Managers carry out observations of staff’s teaching practice and provide excellent guidance and professional development opportunities. The quality of teaching is good. Staff communicate well with the children. They skilfully extend children’s learning and use good questioning techniques which allow the children time to respond. This helps to support children’s thought processes and communication and language development. All children make good progress in their learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Although, children have access to an outdoor play area this is not always used to maximum effect to support those children who prefer to learn outside. Staff do not make the best use of resources and the environment to further extend children’s early writing skills.