Noah’s Ark Pre-School

Name Noah’s Ark Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 February 2018
Address Princecroft Lane, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8NT
Phone Number 01985 219444
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full 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 The manager and staff have a wealth of experience with a secure knowledge of how children learn. They are committed and dedicated to their roles, and share high expectations of what children can achieve. Staff provide a welcoming and stimulating learning environment with an interesting range of activities and resources. Children enjoy their time at pre-school. Staff build strong partnerships with the local school. For example, they have attending training with the school to promote children’s literacy skills. Children form strong attachments with all staff and this helps to promote their emotional well-being. Staff are caring and help children to feel safe and secure. The manager and staff know each child well. The qualified teacher monitors the progress that all children make, including specific groups of children. She works closely with staff to identify any gaps in children’s development and to plan appropriate activities that move them forward in their learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always support all parents to the highest levels to encourage their children’s continued learning at home. The manager’s systems for supporting the professional development of staff are not targeted as well as possible, to raise the quality of teaching to an even higher.