YMCA Kingfisher Preschool


Name YMCA Kingfisher Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 June 2019
Address Mobile Classroom, Bitham Brook Cp School, Arundell Close, WESTBURY, Wiltshire, BA13 3UA
Phone Number 07803 54806
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • Children and staff share close and warm relationships. Staff are kind and gentle in their approach and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children feel secure. • The manager and staff plan a wide range of learning experiences and activities which children enjoy. Staff interact positively with children and support them well to make good progress in their learning. • The manager and staff use self-evaluation successfully to identify areas for development and ensure positive outcomes for children. For example, they have introduced an online system to track children’s progress, which has helped staff to monitor children’s progress effectively and plan more precisely to close any gaps in learning. • Partnerships with parents, schools and external agencies are strong. The manager and staff ensure good communication with parents to ensure they meet children’s needs successfully. • Staff do not provide consistent opportunities for children to count beyond five and use mathematical language to extend their learning even further, for example, to use the vocabulary involved in addition and subtraction. • Occasionally, staff do not make the most of spontaneous opportunities to link sounds to letters to support children’s literacy development.