Hunton & Linton Pre-school

Name Hunton & Linton Pre-school
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 November 2018
Address The Village Hall, West Street, Hunton, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0RS
Phone Number 01622 820309
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • The manager effectively monitors individual children’s progress and that of different groups of children, to close any emerging gaps in their development successfully. For example, she has effectively implemented strategies, such focused group activities, to help enhance children’s communication and language skills. • Staff help children to develop their communication and language skills well. For instance, they clearly emphasise key words throughout their interactions and use clear visual signs to help children’s understanding and speaking skills. • Children gain a good understanding of their local community. They enjoy nature walks and visits to the local park, church and nearby school. • Staff build on children’s confidence and sense of belonging. They constantly praise children for their achievements. All children make good progress in their learning from their individual starting points. It is not yet outstanding because: • Sometimes, staff miss opportunities to support children’s growing independence and self-help skills, as they undertake tasks that children could do themselves. • The manager’s arrangements to engage parents in the evaluation of the pre-school are not fully effective.