Stockland and Yarcombe Pre-school rated ‘Outstanding’
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Sarah Bilson, pre-school manager, said the school has been ‘working tirelessly’ since the last Ofsted inspection to improve on its ‘Good’ rating.
Staff from Stockland and Yarcombe Pre-school are celebrating after the school received an ‘oustanding’ rating following a visit from Ofsted.
Sarah Bilson, pre-school manager, said the school has been ‘working tirelessly’ since the last inspection, in 2010, to improve on its ‘Good’ result.
She added: “We have a strong team of dedicated staff and committee volunteers and I am thrilled that all the hard work and dedication has paid off.”
The pre-school, which is based in the village hall in Stockland has recently benefited from the addition of a new garden.
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The garden has been used by the children to explore the natural environment, plant vegetables and flowers and indulge in some muddy fun.
The pre-school also puts on visits to the Donkey Sanctuary, near Sidmouth every two weeks, where the children can play, meet the animals and ride the donkeys.
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It takes children from the age of two to five years old, when they start primary school.
There is also a baby and toddler group in Stockland village hall every Friday morning, from 10am until noon, which is run by the pre-school and led by the toddlers’ parents.
For more information about Stockland and Yarcombe Pre-school, check out www.stocklandpreschool.co.uk or call 07890 347613.