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Here are some of the comments from our 2018 Ofsted report at Cheapside Pre-school:
The provision is GOOD :
"Children thoroughly enjoy their day at the pre-school. They develop good levels of confidence, motivation and an interest in learning. These skills prepare them well for starting school.
Parents praise the setting highly. They describe the staff as welcoming and say they, 'Go above and beyond.' They comment on how well staff get to know their children and support their learning.
The manager is a dedicated leader and works hard to make improvements. She makes sure that staff have access to ongoing training and development opportunities to assist them to continually improve their skills.
The manager and staff have a well-established partnership with staff at the local school, where most of the children go on to attend. This helps staff prepare children for their move on to school.
Children make good progress in their learning. They benefit from the well-planned activities staff provide, inside and outside."
It is not yet outstanding because:
"Systems to monitor the quality of teaching are not yet strong enough to raise standards to an outstanding level.
Staff do not yet precisely identify if different groups of children achieve as well as each other."
From Ofsted Report 11 Sept 2018