Rainbow Pre-School


Name Rainbow Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 September 2017
Address Hindhaye County Infant School, Leigh Road, STREET, Somerset, BA16 0HB
Phone Number 01458898289 or 07876322763
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Partnership with parents is strong. Parents value the regular communication they have with the friendly and approachable staff. They are well informed of the activities their children are involved in and the progress they make. Staff give children lots of praise and encouragement. They speak to each other and to the children respectfully. This supports children to behave very well. Children are kind to each other. They take turns, share resources and play happily with their friends. The manager provides good leadership for her staff. She evaluates the setting well and recognises the provision’s strengths and any areas for further development. She has addressed the recommendations raised at the last inspection, to maintain good outcomes for children. Staff support children’s language development very well. They use a range of strategies effectively to help children develop and extend their vocabulary. For example, they get down to the children’s level and model language clearly. They use effective questioning and give children time to respond. This provides a strong base for future learning. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not provide a broad range of opportunities to support children aged two to three years to extend their emerging interest in early reading. Babies and younger children who learn best outside do not have an extensive range of experiences to fully support them to develop and practise their physical skills.