Newbottle and Charlton Pre-School


Name Newbottle and Charlton Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 May 2017
Address Charlton Memorial Hall, Main Street, Charlton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3DL
Phone Number 01295 812909
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff know children well. Information gathered from parents at the start of their child’s placement is used effectively to plan for children’s individual needs. Children are happy, settled and confident within the pre-school environment. Staff greet children warmly and show great interest in what children have to say to them. Children learn about their own health and well-being. They talk about foods that are good for their bodies and the importance of being physically active. Staff are proactive with regard to their own professional development. They identify and access a variety of training opportunities to continually develop their knowledge and skill base in the early years. Superb relationships with the adjoining school support children’s awareness of school life. Time spent meeting teaching staff throughout their time at pre-school and visiting the school ensures the transition into school is a relaxed and positive experience. Children’s safety is paramount. Staff take good steps to ensure that the environment is safe and secure. Records of visitors to the setting are maintained and children are not left unattended with unchecked adults. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not yet make the best use of sensory learning opportunities for those children who prefer to learn outdoors.