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Ofsted is the Office for Standard in Education, Children's Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. People who provide childcare for at least one child in the early years age group for a period of more than two hours in any one day, should register on the Early Years Register. Once registered on the Early Years Register, Ofsted carry out regular inspections to evaluate the overall quality and standards of the early years provision in line with the principles and requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

Inspectors will use a four-point grading scale for each of the three key judgements they make and the overall effectiveness of the provision.
The grades are:

  • Grade 1: Outstanding
  • Grade 2: Good
  • Grade 3: Requires improvement
  • Grade 4: Inadequate

At the end of the inspection, inspectors give feedback on their findings and judgements to the setting. After the inspection, a report is published on the Ofsted website detailing the findings of the inspection.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place on 15th February 2015. A brief summary of the findings are:

The quality and standards of the provision early years provision are GOOD
How well the early years provision to the meet the needs of the range of children who attend GOOD
The contribution of the early years provision to the well-being of children GOOD
The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the early years provision GOOD


  • Clear and robust policies and procedures ensure that children are very well protected at this setting. Staff fully understand their responsibility to safeguard children at all times.
  • They key-person system is highly effective in building secure relationships with children and thier families. 
    Consequently, children feel safe and self-assured.
  • Children are well taught because staff have a secure knowlegde of the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
    As a result, children make good progress.
  • Children who speak English as an additional language and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities are particularly well supported and make good progress.
  • Excellent partnerships with parents and other professionals make a strong contribution to supporting children's learning and well-being.
  • Children are developing the necessary skills that will help them learn when they start school. There are good arrangements in place to ensure a smooth transfer to the host school and other receiving school.
  • Leadership and management are good because there are effective systems for evaluating the provision. The views of parents, staff and children are highly valued and contribute strongly to the pre-school's ongoing thorough self-evaluation process.

A full copy of the Ofsted inspection report is available on:
or a hard copy is available on request.