Northfields Pre School


Name Northfields Pre School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 March 2017
Address 71a Northcroft Road, London, W13 9SS
Phone Number 020 8567 8030
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The manager is well organised and has a good understanding of the early years foundation stage. She works effectively with the well-established staff team to achieve consistently high standards of teaching. Staff are well supported through regular supervisions and appraisals. They benefit from ongoing training to enhance their practice and improve outcomes for children. Parents are involved in their children’s learning and their partnerships with the setting are strong. Parents say that staff get to know children exceptionally well, which enables them to meet their care needs to a very high standard. There is a robust system for monitoring children’s progress, to identify where there might be gaps in their learning. Children make good progress from their starting points. Staff provide an exceptionally caring, supportive and nurturing environment for children and their families. Children settle in well and are immensely secure and happy within the setting. Children have rich opportunities to learn about the natural world. For example, during the inspection they were observing newly hatched chicks. The children were eager to find out more and enjoyed sharing what they had learned about the creatures’ characteristics and needs. It is not yet outstanding because: Resources are not always stored in a way that fully supports children to explore their own ideas and make independent choices.