Our latest Ofsted inspection took place on 22nd November 2021.

The grades that can be awarded by Ofsted are Outstanding (1), Good (2), Requires Improvement (3) or Inadequate (4).

The pre-school was judged as ‘Good’ (2) in 13 June 2017.  In this recent inspection the Quality of Education and Behaviour and Attitudes were assessed as ‘Good’.

However, the remaining two areas, Personal Development and Leadership and Management were assessed as ‘Requires Improvement’

This means the pre-school was judged to be within the overall category of ‘Requires Improvement’ (3).

Addressing the area which the inspector advised requires improvement:

The management team have not informed Ofsted of a change to committee members. Consequently, Ofsted have not been able to undertake the required safety checks to clarify the suitability of these new members. However, the new committee members do not have contact with children. This means the impact on children's safety is minimised.

Despite this judgement, the inspector found many positive strengths within the preschool which you can read in the full report, some of these are:

  • Ofsted have noted that the children benefit from a safe and secure environment with an exciting and well-planned curriculum.
  • Children enjoy opportunities to develop a wide range of skills including baking, cooking, counting, nature, enhancing their vocabulary, interacting with the wider world and improving their knowledge.
  • Ofsted said that staff find out detailed information from parents, which feeds into the individual child development plans, allowing staff to help children learn about the wider world.
  • Ofsted also praised the work the preschool is doing to support children’s personal development and wellbeing, including their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • The Inspector identified that children’s behaviour is good with staff having clear and consistent expectations.  
  • The report also recognises that the preschool has taken positive steps to encourage the continual professional development of staff and to ensure that parents have a voice in the development of the preschool.

We would encourage you to read the full report. The areas for improvement have been rectified promptly and we are fully committed to providing the best for the children. 

A copy of the full report can be located here.