Snapdragons Pre-School Northam

Ofsted

We work closely to the Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS) as determined by Ofsted, receiving regular inspections and visits from the Early Years Advisory Team to ensure that we are delivering the EYFS to the highest standard, considering the needs of individual children.  We received a ‘Oustanding’ rating at our 2014 Ofsted inspection. 

Regulations state 1:8 ratio of adults to children with Early Years settings, however we have an extremely high ratio of 1:5 at Snapdragons, with six highly qualified staff members and a maximum of twenty five children per session.

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Quotes from our Ofsted inspections:

Children are provided with highly stimulating and enjoyable first-hand learning experiences by staff who know them extremely well and have a very good understanding of how children learn. Therefore, children's individual learning and development needs are significantly enhanced and they make excellent progress."

Very close relationships and attachments with staff ensure children are happy and secure and, as a result, they are fully involved and confident at the pre-school."

Children's self-help and independence is exceptionally well promoted, resulting in children showing high levels of self-control and confidence in their play."

Well-focused and highly effective partnerships with parents provide excellent opportunities to further continue children's learning and development.

(Ofsted Inspection Report – 2014)


Children thrive and are well-motivated to learn in this extremely high-quality pre-school. The highly effective teaching throughout the pre-school ensures children are making excellent progress in their learning and development in relation to their starting points. The staff have superb skills and knowledge of the learning and development requirements and a first-rate understanding of how children learn. The exciting environment, both inside and outside, ensures that all children make rapid progress towards the early learning goals. All of this ensures children are well prepared for entry into school and their future learning.

(Ofsted Inspection Report - 2014)