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 ‘Good’ rating at our 2010 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 three highly qualified staff members and a maximum of fifteen children per session.
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Quotes from our Ofsted inspections:
“Parents make very positive comments which demonstrate how highly they value the service that the pre-school provides and how well that children are progressing in their learning.”
“Children are clearly happy and exceptionally well settled in the comfortable and nurturing atmosphere of the pre-school. The supportive relationships children have with the staff ensure that they feel secure to become confident and purposeful learners.”
(Ofsted Inspection Report – 2010)
“Children’s’ individual needs are well known and their uniqueness effectively supported by the staff. As a result the children feel respected and have their self esteem is boosted and are generally making very good progress in their learning and development.”
“The staff respect each child’s differences and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where children can thrive.”
“The sessions are well balanced between adult-direct and child-led activities, encouraging children to make choices and design their own play.”
“The enabling and secure environment promotes children’s independence in making decisions and playing according to their own interests.”
(Ofsted Inspection Report - 2011)