Redwoods Forest Preschool


Name Redwoods Forest Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 March 2019
Address Nowton Park Centre, Bury Road, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD
Phone Number 07981396417
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The manager and her staff team are committed to providing children and their families with an outdoor pre-school of the highest quality. Since opening, they have worked hard to promote the ethos of child-led learning thorough hands-on experiences and opportunities to explore the natural world around them. • Some aspects of teaching are outstanding. Staff have an excellent understanding of how to help children become independent and self-assured individuals who are ready to experience the next stage in their learning, including moving on to school. • Staff carry out thorough risk assessments to identify potential hazards while recognising the benefits of letting children learn how to manage risk and experience physical challenge. Staff are highly skilled at promoting children’s sense of pride in their own achievements. • Children demonstrate increasingly high levels of confidence in different situations. They are highly motivated and eager to learn. They separate from their parents with confidence on arrival and soon become engrossed in exploring their own ideas and sharing their discoveries with others. • Senior staff are particularly skilled at building on what children already know and can do. They skilfully adapt their teaching to take account of children’s age and stage of development. For example, they focus on helping Reception-aged children learn to read and write, while ensuring younger children enjoy listening to stories with increasing attention and recall. • Systems of performance management and supervision are not fully focused on providing staff with effective feedback to help raise the quality of their teaching to a consistently higher level.