Ofsted Nursery Education Inspection Reports

On our last inspection, Ofsted awarded us ‘Outstanding’ status. If you wish to read the last inspection report in full, you can find it on the Ofsted website. Alternatively, you can ask us for a copy.


Toad Hall Pre-school is registered as a provider of Early Years Education with “Services for Children & Young People”, registration No. 515707. A copy of the registration document is displayed on our notice board. We are also a registered charity with the Charity Commission, registration number 1025759.

We are members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, as well as Bristol City Council’s nationally recognised Bristol Standard self-evaluation framework for early years. Again, certificates for all of these are on display in the hall.

We are also registered with the Sodexo and the Edenred Childcare Voucher schemes and can accept both paper and electronic vouchers.


We are involved in ‘Encompass’ which is an initiative involving many early years settings and schools in Plymouth, and is coordinated by Devon & Cornwall Police and Plymouth City Council. Please see our letter here (PDF) for details.


We are insured through the Pre-school Learning Alliance / Sun Alliance Insurance Company. A copy of the certificate is displayed on our notice board.

Policies and Procedures

A copy of these can be made available for you on request, or you can ask us for a copy you can read whilst you are in Toad Hall. Our policies and procedures are reviewed regularly in consultation with parents and carers at committee meetings.


  • Additional Needs
  • Admissions/ Adverse Weather
  • Behaviour Management
  • Calpol Policy & Procedure
  • Complaints
  • Confidentiality
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Intimate Care Policy
  • Late Payment Policy
  • Lockdown Procedures
  • Nut Free Policy
  • Online Policy & Procedure
  • Outings Policy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection
  • Safety Policy and Practice
  • Settling-in
  • Staffing and Employment
  • Staff Behaviours Policy
  • Student Placement
  • The Prevent Duty & Promoting British Values Policy
  • Volunteer
  • Whistle-blowing
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Acceptable use agreement


  • Arrival/departure of children/visitors
  • Lost Child
  • Staff Disciplinary and Grievance