Leahurst Road Pre-School’s Edwalton extension site had a surprise visit from an Ofsted inspector.
The inspector spoke with parents, staff and committee members and also observed the children in the setting.
Staff at the specialist three-years-plus setting, based at Edwalton Church Hall on Vicarage Green, were described in the report as “a happy and harmonious pre-school where children behave well” and they are thrilled to have received a Good Ofsted rating in all areas.
Extracts from the report include…
– “Children arrive at the pre-school raring to go. Their thirst for learning is inspired by a wide range of exciting opportunities and they quickly immerse themselves in play. “
– “Children’s achievement in speaking and listening is particularly good. Staff focus on their interactions with children so that children are confident communicators.”
– “Children are provided with regular opportunities to develop their independence. This helps to promote both their physical and social development and equip them with skills for their future move to school.”
– “The manager monitors the quality of teaching. She ensures that staff successfully use observation and assessment to track children’s progress, identify any gaps in their learning and plan experiences to build on each child’s skills.”
Caroline Holmes, manager at the Edwalton Extension site, said: “We are very proud of our pre-school and are delighted that Ofsted have recognised our achievements.
“As a site dedicated to older pre-school children who generally attend the year before they start school, I am particularly proud of the sentence in the report that states ‘Children are developing key skills needed for school and future life’.”