Norton Pre-School


Name Norton Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 November 2016
Address Honeywood Corner, Ixworth Road, Norton, Suffolk, IP31 3LE
Phone Number 01359 232736
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The committee, manager and staff team are committed to providing children with high-quality care and education. Since the last inspection, they have implemented effective changes with support from the local authority. For example, staff carefully organise the indoor and outdoor environment so that children enjoy free access to a wide range of toys and resources. Staff get to know the children well through regular observations and accurate assessments of what they can do. They effectively use this information to provide activities that are tailored to children’s individual interests. This contributes to the good progress children make. Staff support children to settle well. Children build secure emotional attachments with all staff. They happily play alongside staff who are responsive and show care. Children of all ages are happy and enjoy their time at the pre-school. Staff are vigilant and carry out daily checks on the premises to ensure that all areas used by the children are safe and suitable. It is not yet outstanding because: The manager does not consistently evaluate staff performance, in order to rigorously monitor and build on the already good practice. Staff do not always make the most of opportunities to enhance children’s early reading skills. Although partnerships with parents are good overall, staff do not effectively engage all parents to share in their children’s learning in the pre-school and at home.