Pre-school maintains high standards

Ettington Pre-School children and staff, including Pam Chutte, Clare Galsworthy, acting manager, Emma Prickett, Debbie Fisher, Sarah Woodfield and Deborah Roche were pictured celebrating their outstanding Ofsted rating earlier this week. Photo: Mark Williamson (E22/6/16/9)

ETTINGTON Pre-School has retained its outstanding rating after its latest Ofsted inspection.

The glowing report describes the leadership as inspiring and staff are said to demonstrate ‘the very highest quality of teaching at all times’.

It said children make excellent progress and are very well prepared for their next stage of learning or the move to school.

School teachers recognise that children begin school ready to learn, said inspector, Susan Cother.

“Children experience a precise balance of adult-led and child-led play. They enjoy using natural resources and develop an excellent understanding of the world,” she wrote in her report that was published on Thursday, 16th June.

“Experienced staff act as mentors to more junior members to ensure that all staff are fully supported to meet the high expectations of practice.

“Staff have developed a secure and expert understanding of how children learn. They ensure that every interaction with children is of the highest quality.”

Ettington Pre-School is in Churchill Close, next to the primary school. It was previously rated as outstanding back in 2011 when it was last inspected. It first opened in 1988.

Acting manager, Clare Galsworthy, said: “We are thrilled that Ofsted has judged us as outstanding and would like to take this opportunity to thank the children, parents and staff for all their support in helping us to achieve this rating.”