Noahs Ark Pre School


Name Noahs Ark Pre School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 July 2019
Address Robertson Barracks, Swanton Morley, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4TX
Phone Number 01362 627975
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The pre-school’s management team demonstrates a strong commitment towards improvement. The team has worked hard to address the actions and recommendations from the last inspection. For example, children under the age of two years now have their own room where they feel happy, safe and secure. The manager states that the creation of the baby room has been a ’labour of love’. • Partnerships with parents are successful. Staff are committed to working together with them to ensure continuity of care and learning. Parents are kept well informed through written and daily verbal communication. • Staff know their key children very well. They talk confidently about where children are in their learning and development and what they need to do to support their continuing progress. Staff are confident to carry through their findings into planning. • Staff pay good attention to planning for outdoor activities, helping to ensure that those children who learn best from being outside are able to do so. Since the last inspection, the garden has been totally redesigned, offering children an excellent outdoor space where they can explore and investigate. • The thoughtfully planned playrooms effectively support children to engage in purposeful play. Children benefit from a wide range of toys and resources to support their good progress in learning. • Staff work with parents to help make children’s move from home to the pre-school a smooth and positive experience. Children are happy and settled in this welcoming and friendly pre-school. • Some staff do not always adapt activities well enough to further challenge children’s learning and development to the highest level.