Teston & Wateringbury Preschool

Name Teston & Wateringbury Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 June 2019
Address Teston Village Hall, Church Street, Maidstone, ME18 5AH
Phone Number 07805 796353
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Staff are kind and caring. They get to know children well and are sensitive to their needs. Children show that they feel happy and secure at the pre-school. They are eager to arrive, settle quickly and thoroughly enjoy their play and learning. • There are strong partnerships between parents and staff, which support continuity in children’s care and learning. For example, staff seek information about what children enjoy and what they can do. This helps them to identify their starting points and helps them to prepare children well for their future learning. Children make good progress in their development. • Staff show a genuine interest in what children have to say and further motivate children’s thinking by asking thought-provoking questions. They respect and respond to children’s ideas. This helps children to share their thoughts and chat confidently. • Children learn how to use the environment safely by taking safe risks with toys and equipment. For instance, they cut up fruit at snack time and help to pick up toys to avoid tripping. However, on very rare occasions, some staff do not make the most of conversations to reinforce children’s growing understanding of how to keep themselves safe and healthy. • Managers conduct supervisions and provide training to support staff development. However, there is scope to review staff practice even further to build on and enhance the quality of teaching.