NOA’s Ark Nursery


Name NOA’s Ark Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 December 2016
Address North Oxfordshire Academy, Drayton Road, Banbury, OX16 0UD
Phone Number 01295 254477
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The manager is well qualified and experienced. She is tenacious in pursuit of improvement and has implemented many positive changes since the last inspection. The nursery staff work well in conjunction with other early years professionals and specialists. This helps to enhance the quality of provision and ensures staff can meet the needs of individual children who need extra help. The quality of teaching has improved and is now consistently good. There is a strong focus on children’s developing communication skills. Support for children that are learning English as an additional language is effective. Parents are very positive about the nursery. They appreciate the approachable and kind staff. Parents report that the staff treat each child as an individual and value their differences. Children’s emotional needs are met well. They seek reassurance from the nursery staff, who listen to them and help them to feel secure at nursery. It is not yet outstanding because: The systems in place to monitor the quality of teaching require strengthening in order to ensure that teaching becomes outstanding. There is more to do to ensure that the nursery claims early years pupil premium for all those that are eligible. At present children are not able to benefit from the additional funding available to support their learning and development.