VIDEO: Pre-school wins Ofsted praise

A village pre-school is ‘delighted’ to receive an outstanding Ofsted report.

Little Bears Pre-school in Sullington is celebrating after receiving top marks in this year’s inspection.

JPCT 120713  Little Bears Pre-School, Sullington, has received an outstanding Ofsted report. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 120713 Little Bears Pre-School, Sullington, has received an outstanding Ofsted report. Photo by Derek Martin

Owner Amanda Martin said the perfect result is ‘validation’ for the school’s hard work.

“I’m delighted because we also had an outstanding Ofsted report last year,” she said.

“Once we had achieved that, the pressure to maintain it had increased, but now it’s validation that we’re all doing things right.”

Working with children from two years old, the pre-school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is the framework provided for Early Years settings and ensures the best possible care and education to each child.

Mrs Martin continued: “There’s been quite a lot of changes in the Early Years foundation stage and teachers had to take up new ways to monitor the children’s progress.

“After a year the Ofsted inspector could see the progression of the children has been closely monitored and this is because the staff have been positive and forward thinking.”

The inspector’s report indicated that children were making ‘excellent individual progress’, ‘well motivated’ and ‘confident communicators’.

It was also shown that staff ‘strongly value partnership working’, are ‘committed to driving improvement’ and ‘value contributions and ideas from families’.

“All the parents and everybody have worked together to help make this happen,” Mrs Martin added.

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education.

If you would like to learn more about Little Bears Pre-school and its facilities, visit www.littlebearspre-school.org.uk