|Name||New Road Preschool|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||26 March 2018|
|Address||Croxley Methodist Church, New Road, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, WD3 3EP|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good Staff are well supported by the manager and use effective teaching methods. They offer children a stimulating range of play opportunities that captures their interest and supports them in making good progress in their learning. The manager monitors children’s progress and promptly addresses any weaker areas. Staff now offer children further opportunities, such as weighing and sorting items, which support them in developing their mathematical skills. Staff support children in understanding their feelings and learning to manage their behaviour. Children mirror the good example set by staff, acting calmly and positively, and treating one another with kindness and respect. Parents report that they recognise the good partnerships the pre-school maintains. For example, they appreciate the weekly communication book that details children’s activities and enables them to build on what children have been learning. The manager and staff complete further training and put their new knowledge into practice. Staff now ensure that resources are presented in a way that encourages children to access a wider variety and to use these creatively. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not consistently extend the opportunities to support children in fully developing their skills in solving problems as they encounter them in their activities and discussions. Staff sometimes carry out tasks for children that they could do themselves and so do not always promote children’s independence.