Mereworth Pre-School


Name Mereworth Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 13 May 2019
Address Village Hall, Butchers Lane, Mereworth, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5QD
Phone Number 01622 297040
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional 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

This is a provision that requires improvement • The provider does not provide parents with the required written summary of their children’s progress when aged between two and three years in order to help identify gaps in children’s learning swiftly. • The manager does not ensure that staff consistently make accurate ongoing assessments of children’s progress to support their development effectively. • The provider does not always work effectively with other providers when a child attends more than one setting, to provide a consistent approach to their learning. • Supervision arrangements are not effective for the manager or staff to help raise the quality of teaching to a consistently good level. • Staff miss opportunities to encourage children to think for themselves, to fully extend and challenge them, to help them make the best possible progress. • The provider and manager do not consistently reflect on their practice to ensure they meet all legal requirements. It has the following strengths • Partnerships with parents are strong. Parents speak highly of the staff and are happy with the care their children receive. • Staff are good role models for children. Staff and leaders have high expectations for children’s behaviour. Children play cooperatively and behave well. • Staff encourage children to develop good independence skills. • Children are happy and settled and form strong attachments with their key person.