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‘Good’ news for playgroup after inspection

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Staff and youngsters at Brooklyn Playgroup in Norton which has had a good Ofsted report
Picture by Neil Silk
14/02/14

140735 Staff and youngsters at Brooklyn Playgroup in Norton which has had a good Ofsted report Picture by Neil Silk 14/02/14

The leader of Brooklyn Pre-School Playgroup has spoken of her delight at its latest Ofsted report which saw an inspector rate the early years provision as “good.”

The playgroup, which is based on Langton Road, Norton, earned high praise across the board during the one-day inspection.

Key findings in the report from Inspector Laura Hoyland include:

*Teaching is rooted in good knowledge and understanding of how children learn;

*Staff create stimulating environments for all children, therefore children are encouraged to think critically and solve problems within their play;

*Regular events are held for parents to share children’s learning and enjoyment of activities;

*Staff have a very positive attitude to developing their practice and knowledge; and

*Staff keep children safe and secure in the setting because they have good knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding policy and procedures and have received child protection training.

The inspector said: “All children are making good progress in their learning and development. This is because staff have a good understanding of how children learn and develop.”

Kate Grainger, playgroup leader, said: “I’m really pleased with the Ofsted result that we have achieved. We have undergone a number of changes recently and it’s reassuring that Ofsted realise all the hard work that the staff and committee put in to maintain the high standards of child care.”

Pictured: Staff and youngsters at Brooklyn Playgroup celebrate their “good” Ofsted report

 

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