The main news from Allsorts is that we have
received a fantastic Ofsted inspection report.
This is our first inspection since we moved to
the new building and is an official recognition
of the learning that the children achieve.
Two inspectors spent two full days with the
staff and children observing their daily
Regarding the environment and children's
experience of the new building they commented.
"Children enjoy daily fresh air, whatever the
weather. They develop their physical skills
well. They learn to 'warm up' their bodies
before exercising...Children use secure,
purpose-built premises. These are bright and
welcoming for both children and their parents.
Facilities for those with physical disabilities
are included. Children play in a suitably laid
out playroom. They benefit from ready access to
the outdoor area and from using some of the
adjacent school's facilities. They use high
quality, well maintained resources, many of
which are new...Children play in safety, with
staff supervising them closely at all times."
The inspectors also recognised that, "Warm,
caring relationships exist throughout the
pre-school. Older children are actively
encouraged to care for younger ones and
newcomers. All, including volunteers, are
valued in this small, friendly pre-school.
Staff know the children extremely well and
provide high levels of individual support for
all. This includes children with learning
difficulties and physical disabilities,
together with children learning English as an
additional language. Children play in a room
surrounded by positive images of diversity.
Children's spiritual, moral, social and
cultural development is fostered."
We feel that the inspectors comments were fair
and that they highlighted many of the areas of
which we are most proud. The building is
fantastic, but it is only part of what we
offer. Allsorts aims to offer children a great
start in education.
We are proud to be part of the Village
community and would like to take this
opportunity to thank everyone who helps us to
As ever, should you wish to learn more about
what we do and about the care we offer please
do not hesitate to contact Hilary Smith at the
Preschool (telephone 01491 826387).
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