Noahs Ark Pre-School

Name Noahs Ark Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 February 2017
Address St Johns Church Hall, Caudwell Hall Road (North East), Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 4QE
Phone Number 01473 721252
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 Staff observe children as they play and make accurate assessments of their progress. Planning reflects children’s individual next steps in learning and their emerging interests. This supports all children to enjoy their time at the pre-school and make good progress. The manager and staff are positive role models. They help children to consider the feelings and emotions of others, to support them to manage their behaviour appropriately. Consequently, the atmosphere in the pre-school is calm and friendly. The pre-school committee, the manager and the staff team are committed to providing children with high-quality care and education. The manager has a good overview of the pre-school. She has set challenging but achievable plans for continual improvement. Partnerships with parents have a positive impact on children’s learning and development. Staff keep parents well informed about how their children are achieving. They give them ideas about how to support their child’s learning at home. Parents are complimentary about the quality of care and education at the pre-school. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not always offer as many learning opportunities outdoors, in order to fully extend the development of children who prefer to learn in this environment. The arrangements for the performance management and support of staff are not yet strong enough to clearly identify how individual staff members can raise the quality of their teaching practice to the highest level.