Newlands Spring Pre-School

Name Newlands Spring Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 December 2018
Address Newland Spring Pre School, Dickens Place, CHELMSFORD, CM1 4UU
Phone Number 01245 442505
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Children’s health, welfare and well-being are significantly enhanced by the vigilance of staff and their highly consistent approach to working closely with each child and their family. • Staff are highly skilled and sensitive in helping children of all ages to form secure emotional attachments. This gives children a strong base for developing their independence. They explore activities in the pre-school and increase confidence in their own abilities. • Staff provide creative sensory materials that encourage children to explore using a variety of senses. Staff have a secure understanding of their key children and their individual stages of development. Children make good progress. • The manager supervises and encourages staff to enhance their professional development. This gives them the opportunity to develop their existing teaching practice and add new ideas to make sure the curriculum offered remains relevant and balanced across different areas of learning. Reflective practice is good and involves staff, children and parents. • At times, planned activities do not make the most of learning opportunities to challenge children to the maximum.