Zebedee Pre-School


Name Zebedee Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 July 2018
Address Shotgate Community Hall, Bruce Grove, WICKFORD, Essex, SS11 8QZ
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff interact well with children. They follow children’s interests as part of discussions and ask skilful questions to encourage them to share their knowledge. Children are confident speakers. Staff form strong relationships with children and ensure that they are happy and safe. The manager is ambitious and constantly in pursuit of improvement. Children participate in a range of interesting activities. They explore very wet sand with a range of equipment. Children are supported to explore imaginatively and staff encourage the use of descriptive words to explain how it looks and feels. Staff are good role models and use effective strategies to encourage children’s good behaviour. Children listen to others, take turns and share resources willingly. Staff have good relationships with parents, carers and other professionals. They work together to enable children to thrive. Advice and support from other professionals are used efficiently and supports staff’s professional development. It is not yet outstanding because: Occasionally, staff do not use the information they know about each child to plan activities to extend children’s learning so that they make the best possible progress. The way in which staff organise some current routines does not always allow children to remain engaged in their chosen activity.