Colyton’s outstanding caterpillars

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 February 2015

Colyton Caterpillars are celebrating their outstanding Ofsted result. Ref mha 7400-07-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Colyton Caterpillars are celebrating their outstanding Ofsted result. Ref mha 7400-07-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

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Ofsted has described staff at Colyton Caterpillars Childcare as ‘role models’ as part of their outstanding report.

Inspectors for the government body were impressed when they inspected the pre-school in January.

In the report, staff were praised for their knowledge of individual children’s needs and the quality of teaching.

Ofsted inspector, Michele Tuck said: “Staff work exceptionally well together to provide a warm and welcoming environment where children are confident to fully engage in the exceptional range of activities.”

They noted the pre-school’s approach to encouraging the children to develop positive relationships.

The inspector said: “Staff act as very good role models and actively involve themselves with the children.

“Excellent partnerships with parents, professionals and other settings highly contribute to meeting children’s needs.”

The report gave the pre-school outstanding in all four categories.

Colyton Caterpillars runs special programmes involving twins and their development and runs a communication unit for children who are struggling.

The pre-school also runs breakfast and afternoon clubs for pupils up to 11 years old. Colyton Caterpillars Childcare manager, Kate Clode, said; “We are really happy and we have put a lot of hard work into it. We are really proud. We should also thank the parents and the other nurseries and schools in the area that have supported us.”


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