Northern Pre-School


Name Northern Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 April 2018
Address Northern County Junior & Infant School, Richmond Rise, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8DG
Phone Number 023 92326245
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The well-established and enthusiastic staff team provides children with a good range of teaching experiences. Staff have a strong knowledge of each child’s needs. All children, including those who are learning English as an additional language, make consistent progress and thoroughly enjoy their time at the pre-school. Children behave very well. Staff give children lots of praise to acknowledge their efforts and encourage them. Staff manage minor conflicts sensitively to help children develop good social skills, such as sharing and taking turns. Staff regularly observe children and monitor their progress. They identify individual next steps, and through their teaching help children to achieve their goals and catch up where at risk of falling behind. The manager and staff work closely with parents to help meet the needs of the children. For example, they regularly share details about children’s progress and future learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Sometimes, staff are keen to give children more choices in their play; however, this interrupts those children who are absorbed in purposeful play and stops them being able to complete their own learning agenda. The manager does not make the most of the setting’s effective system to evaluate practice to further improve the quality of practice to the highest levels.