YMCA Newtown Pre-School


Name YMCA Newtown Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 September 2016
Address Newtown Adventure Playground Building, Northumberland Road, Southampton, SO14 0EL
Phone Number 01489785228
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children are confident, curious and independent. They make good progress in understanding and learning to speak, especially if they are new to learning English. Staff teach well and follow children’s interests. They explain new words appropriately when children play and explore activities. Staff carefully check children’s development to address any gaps in learning quickly. Children and staff relate to each other well. Tolerance, respect and equality are continually encouraged and children respond well. Children learn the skills to look after themselves independently, spreading margarine, pouring drinks, and putting on their coats, for example. Parents are well informed about their children’s progress so that they can support their children’s learning at home. Managers ensure that staff are typically well supported, work well as a team, and set clear expectations for children’s progress and levels of well-being. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff’s observations of each other’s practice are not always used effectively to identify ways to improve their expertise and children’s outcomes even more. Occasionally, large group activities are not planned appropriately for children’s stage of development.