St James Church Pre-School


Name St James Church Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 17 March 2017
Address St James’ Church Centre, Kingfisher Drive, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 3LH
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Wokingham
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 Staff use their excellent skills to provide rich and stimulating experiences for children. Children are extremely enthusiastic learners and enjoy exploring the wide range of exciting activities that staff design. This helps children to further explore ideas and develop their imaginations. The manager combines her excellent understanding of how young children learn with her nurturing skills to support and develop all staff’s knowledge and skills. This helps staff to plan creative and inspiring activities that help children to flourish. For example, children practised their language and counting skills when they played a game of ’pirates’ on the climbing frame. Children have very high standards of behaviour and confidence. They help themselves to toys to extend their play. Children are very respectful and well-supported by staff to learn how to share. Staff nurture children’s very high levels of emotional well-being. Partnerships with parents are very effective. Close working relationships help parents to be fully involved in their children’s learning and care. For example, parents celebrate how confidently their children learn to be in new situations. The relationships between professionals and other settings, including schools the children attend, are excellent. All children make exceptional progress from their individual starting points and are very well-prepared for their next stage in learning.