readingOfsted visited us in November 2014 and we were judged as outstanding.

For the full report, please click HERE.

Some of the highlights from the report:

“Staff have an extremely good knowledge of the areas of learning and of how children learn. Their implementation of the educational programme is exceptional”

“Assessment of the children’s progress is excellent. Identification of children’s starting points for learning when they first attend is sharp and well focused”

“Children’s learning records are excellent and provide a clear picture of their progress over time. The consistently high quality monitoring of children’s learning means that where progress is less than expected staff identify this quickly.”

“Children are extremely happy and content. They have strong and secure emotional attachments to staff. This is because staff use their skills exceptionally well to ensure that children quickly settle and develop a sense of belonging.”

“Children enjoy an immensely well-resourced, challenging and stimulating learning environment, indoors and outdoors. Staff organise resources and equipment very well to support learning in all areas.”

“The management team demonstrate an excellent understanding of their responsibility to implement the safeguarding and welfare and the learning and development requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The committee show high levels of commitment to the playgroup and their role in supporting the manager and staff.”

“The outdoor learning environment is dynamic and inspiring. Staff make good use of children’s ideas to enhance this area even further.”