Ofsted Report 2015





Ladybirds Pre-School (Porchester)

The Scout Hut, Porchester Road, Southampton, SO19 2JD


Inspection date 24 June 2015

Previous inspection date 18 July 2011



The quality and standards of this inspection:     Outstanding 1

early years provision.


Previous inspection:                                            Good 2


How well the early years provision meets the    Outstanding 1

needs of the children who attend:


The contribution of the early years provision     Outstanding 1

to the well being of children


The effectiveness of the leadership and

management of the early years provision           Outstanding 1


The setting meets legal requirements for early years settings




Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding.

 Children make excellent progress because staff deliver high-quality teaching tailored to meet the interests, needs and strengths of each child. Staff ensure all children, including those with special educational needs and those learning English as an additional language, make exceptional progress from their starting points.

 Staff prepare children with less experience and confidence when they begin pre-school extremely well for this next stage in their learning, so they settle in quickly.

 Staff work exceptionally well with parents to enhance children's learning, which ensures key information is shared between them; consequently, children flourish.

 The experienced manager uses her qualifications to check that the staff team work consistently well together. They have an excellent understanding of the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. They have a strong commitment to promoting high quality provision and achieving excellence in all areas.

 All children are respected and valued and staff are sensitive to children's individual needs. Children form strong attachments to staff, which helps them develop confidence and self-esteem, which helps them learn.

 Children thoroughly enjoy their experiences and are very happy and relaxed. This is because staff provide a wide range of exciting activities which stimulate their curiosity and make they eager to join in.

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