Outstanding Ofsted for Offwell Under Fives Pre-School

09:24 13 February 2014

Offwell Under Fives Pre-school celebrates receiving an 'outstanding' Ofsted report.

Offwell Under Fives Pre-school celebrates receiving an 'outstanding' Ofsted report.

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Inspectors praise ‘enthusiastic and highly motivated staff’.

The children and staff at Offwell Under Fives Pre-school have had an excellent start to the year after receiving an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted inspectors.

Inspectors praised the ‘enthusiastic and highly motivated staff’ at the pre-school, which moved to its new home at Wilmington Village Hall last September.

Pre-school leader Kay George said: “We are just absolutely thrilled. We have all worked so hard, the staff, the committee, parents - it has been a real team effort. It is lovely to think all that hard work has paid off. To have all the good work recognised is really satisfying.”

This has been echoed by the pre-school’s chairman Marina Hodder, who has thanked everyone who has helped the pre-school in obtaining its ‘outstanding’ rating for the quality and standards of its early years provision.

Inspectors said: “Children thrive and are well motivated to learn in this extremely high-quality pre-school. The highly effective teaching throughout the pre-school ensures children are making excellent progress in their learning and development.

“The staff have superb skills and knowledge of the learning and development requirements and a first-rate understanding of how children learn. The stimulating environment, both inside and outside, ensures that all children make rapid progress towards the early learning goals. All of this ensures children are well prepared for entry into school and their future learning.”

The report said through well-planned, purposeful activities and the engagement of staff in children’s play, children’s communication skills, vocabulary and language develop at a fast rate. Inspectors also stated that the children are extremely happy, very well-settled and eager to learn. The leadership and management was also praised in the report as well as the active role played by both children and parents.

Offwell Under Fives Pre-school currently has 18 children enrolled. When it moved to its new location in Wilmington the pre-school extended its service to accept children aged two and nine months and added extra opening days.

It will be holding an open day on Saturday, March 8, from 9.30am until noon.

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