Ruardean Acorns


Name Ruardean Acorns
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 23 June 2015
Address Ruardean C of E Primary School, School Lane, Ruardean, Gloucestershire, GL17 9XQ
Phone Number 01594 542461
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The quality of teaching is consistently of a high quality. Staff have high expectations of children and know their key children well. Staff complete high-quality observations and assessments, which help them clearly identify children’s next steps in learning. This results in children making rapid progress in their development. The environment is highly stimulating, interesting and exciting, which enables children to be challenged and eager to learn. However, on occasions when children guide their own play, some staff miss opportunities to encourage the less confident children to fully engage with them and the other children. There are strong relationships with parents and carers. Excellent communication between them means that parents are well informed about their children’s progress and are able to support their children’s learning at home. Through excellent working relationships with professionals, all children get the support they need to extend their learning. Children are safe because the management and staff have a strong focus on safeguarding, safety and teaching children about how to keep healthy. The leadership is inspirational. The staff are highly motivated and work extremely well together because they are committed to ensuring they meet the individual needs of all the children. There is a strong emphasis on professional development for all staff and full use is made of their qualifications to promote outcomes for children. Management implements robust procedures to monitor children’s progress and to ensure the regular evaluation of practice. All staff contribute to this process. They demonstrate a strong drive and commitment to ensure they are up to date with all the changes, so they can continue to maintain high-quality care.