Noahs Ark Pre-School

Name Noahs Ark Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 06 March 2015
Address Loxley Community Centre, Lincoln Road, Werrington, Peterborough, Cambs, PE4 5BW
Phone Number 07951 213 798
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 outstanding Staff have an excellent understanding of their role in promoting children’s development. They join children in their play and demonstrate a genuine interest and passion for their work. Sessions are organised exceptionally well, which means staff time is dedicated to interacting with children. Unsurprisingly, children arrive at pre-school with great enthusiasm and are ready to learn. Staff value partnerships with parents and have excellent procedures in place to keep them informed of children’s progress and involved in their learning. Parents especially appreciate the written reports, discussions and other materials informing them of children’s activities. Frequently parents replicate exciting activities at home as they too can see how children’s learning is enhanced. Outstanding procedures, such as home visits, are undertaken to introduce both children and parents to the pre-school. This means staff are fully aware of children’s interests and abilities from the start and can tailor their planning accordingly. Equally, children become familiar with staff and this lessens their anxiety when they first arrive at pre-school. The manager has an outstanding overview of children’s progress and the positive impact that teaching has on their continued progress. Due to this vigilant monitoring, enhancements are quickly implemented when necessary to ensure children’s continued good or better progress towards the early learning goals. Staff have an excellent awareness of children’s safety as they play. They are well trained in safeguarding procedures and know how to identify and report concerns they may have about children. Thorough background checks and supervisions are carried out on all involved in the pre-school, which ensures they remain suitable for their roles.