Latest Ofsted Inspection & Report, April 2015

April 14, 2015

We are really pleased to announce that Hillside Pre-School has been awarded ‘Good’ in its latest Ofstead report. Some of the key findings are:

  • Staff give children opportunities to plan what they would like to do which keeps them interested and, as a result, they are keen to learn.
  • Staff are effective teachers of reading and writing skills. They skilfully use opportunities in the daily routines to promote this learning. For example, children learn to write their names and learn some letter sounds. This prepares children well for starting school.
  • Staff are warm towards children and have built good relationships with parents. This helps children settle quickly and supports their emotional well-being.
  • Staff observe children regularly to assess their stage of development and use this information to plan activities and experiences that interest them. The manager monitors this closely, which ensures all children make continually good progress from their starting points, including those whose home language is not English.
  • Staff improve their skills through regular training and contact with other early years settings and support agencies. This enables the sharing of ideas and information. This sharing has a positive impact on improving teaching and learning.

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