On a Monday morning at the end of April 2015, Horsley Playgroup had an unannounced Ofsted inspection at the village hall. It was very, very pleasing as it went very well indeed, securing an outstanding grade in all three categories of inspection. These are meeting the needs of the range of children that attend the playgroup, the contribution to the well-being of the children, and the leadership and management.
These outstanding outcomes reflect the care, concern and continued hard work and reflective practice of the whole staff team, led by Mags the play leader and operations manager, the parent committee, and the support and partnership with the parents & carers, to make the playgroup a very, very special place for young children.
Some of the fantastic comments include:
“Staff use skillful high-quality teaching methods to enable all children to make rapid progress in their learning and development”.
“Staff provide children with an exceptionally safe and well-resourced play environment”.
“Staff are highly vigilant”.
“The manager is dedicated to supporting staff to provide children with exceptionally high-quality learning opportunities”.
“Staff know children exceptionally well. They build strong and nurturing relationships with them, which promote children's physical and emotional well-being”.
“Children demonstrate that they thoroughly enjoy their learning and play experiences. They show excellent levels of independence and confidence. This helps to prepare children well for the next stage in learning, such as school”.
We are absolutely delighted at this wonderful result - our village hall ‘packaway’ playgroup now joins our preschool session that we hold in the school in being judged at the highest possible ‘outstanding’ category! Superb!
Here's a link to the whole 2015 Ofsted Report if you wish to have a further look...
If your child is interested in coming to Horsley Playgroup please do get in touch by emailing, calling, or please just drop in (we are in Horsley Village Hall Monday – Wednesday).
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