Roundabout Pre-School

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Letter from Committee to parents 2018

As many of you are aware our preschool has recently undergone an Ofsted inspection. Some of you were asked to provide feedback on the setting to the inspector and we are grateful for your contribution.

It is with regret that we have to inform you that Ofsted have given us an overall rating of ‘Requires Improvement’. Ofsted recently changed their inspection guidelines and replaced the title ‘Satisfactory’ with ‘Requires Improvement’. A copy of the report can be found at https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/EY496163. If you do not have access to the internet and would like a paper copy please ask at preschool.

Both the committee and staff are obviously very disappointed with this outcome and we would like to take this opportunity to reassure parents that we firmly believe that the high standard of the setting and staff is not reflected in the overall rating and to explain to you why this rating was awarded.

The Ofsted report highlighted the following strengths:

“Staff effectively observe and plan for children’s learning...helping children to make good progress”

 “Staff establish warm relationships with children and routinely praise their achievements. This contributes towards children feeling welcomed and helps to develop their self-esteem.”

“Staff regularly share information with parents using different strategies such as newsletters. Parents are valued and they work with staff to share and support children’s learning at home.”

 “The manager holds regular supervision meetings with staff and observes their practice. This results in well-qualified and supported staff who promote children’s learning well.” 

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