Nettlestead & Wateringbury Preschool & Out of school Club


Name Nettlestead & Wateringbury Preschool & Out of school Club
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 09 May 2017
Address Nettlestead & Wateringbury Pre School, Maidstone Road, Wateringbury, MAIDSTONE, Kent, ME18 5ER
Phone Number 01622813120
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding Since commencing employment and following the previous inspection, the manager has rigorously evaluated, reflected, changed and improved all areas of the pre-school. She has done this using her expert knowledge and experience as well as gathering the views of parents, children and staff. The quality of teaching is very strong. For example, the well-qualified staff use skilful questioning to extend children’s learning and encourage their critical-thinking skills. Children are very happy and settle quickly. They benefit greatly from a rich variety of activities, resources and experiences. They develop extremely positive attitudes to learning, showing high levels of self-awareness and independence. All children make excellent progress, including children who receive additional funding, those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, and those who speak English as an additional language. The manager and staff have high expectations for children. Staff provide extensive support, working closely with parents and other agencies to assess and narrow any gaps in learning. The learning environment is exceptionally well organised and covers all areas of learning. Children are inspired to engage and extend their learning.