Ofsted

Ofsted: Rating ‘Good’ February 2019

“Children progress well from their initial starting points…… They develop the skills they need to become confident and inquisitive learners.”

“Children behave well at the pre-school. Staff provide them with positive praise and act as strong role models for them. Children listen well and follow the instructions they are given.”

“Staff support children’s learning well. They assess children’s individual levels of progress regularly and provide them with appropriate and achievable next steps. As a result, all children make good progress in their learning and development.”

“Staff embrace children’s various cultures and languages. As a result, children learn about and readily accept the differences between themselves and others…. They confidently sing hello in a variety of languages that are relevant to the children who attend the preschool.”

“Children enjoy participating in activities that staff plan for them. For example, they create cards for the people they love, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.”

“Children enjoy learning in the light and airy environment and choose confidently from the range of resources on offer.”

“The highly reflective management team adapt their provision to support the children who attend the pre-school…. The management team supports staff with appropriate training opportunities to help them to meet children’s needs well.”

“Staff provide a nurturing and calm atmosphere for the children.”

“Staff skillfully adapt their teaching methods to support children’s individual learning styles.”

“They provide children with toys that interest them and this motivates them to stay focused as they learn.”

“Children form friendships with others and they interact positively with each other.”

Ofsted 2019

Ofsted: Rating ‘Good’ March 2017

“The manager has implemented a successful system of supervision and training for all staff. She monitors staff practice through her daily interactions with them. She works closely with senior staff and they role model good practice to support staff who are currently training. Staff comment that they feel valued and appreciated in their role.”

“Children delight as they join in with music and movement and enjoy doing the actions to their favourite songs. They are provided with time to practise their early writing skills. Children proudly show their written names on their pieces of creative work.”

“Children behave well and are kind to one another. They quickly learn to share and take turns. Staff help children to learn these skills through the supportive and consistent messages they provide.”

“Parents speak very highly about the staff and the activities and games provided for their children.”

“ Children enjoy taking on responsibilities, such as when they tidy away the toys or take their turn to be the helper in group time. They develop their independence skills as they pour their own drinks and put on their coats for a trip to the library.”

“Children are eager learners and enthusiastically take part in a wide range of learning opportunities offered. From their initial starting points, children are making good progress. They quickly learn the essential skills needed ready for their move on to school.”

“ Children enjoy modelling and creating shapes of their favourite animals with different coloured play dough. They proudly share their achievements with their friends, helping to build their confidence and self-esteem and enabling children to review their own learning.”

Ofsted 2017