Ofsted rating and reports

We are an Ofsted rated ‘GOOD’ pre school.  Our most recent Ofsted report gave us the following praise:

‘The quality of teaching is consistently good and all children make good progress in their learning and development. Staff support children effectively when they first start pre-school, helping them to settle in at their own pace.’

‘Staff are good role models for children and all children behave well. Staff are kind and nurturing and clearly enjoy working with children. This enhances children’s sense of belonging and confidence.’

‘Staff support older children as they prepare for starting school.’

‘Staff have a good knowledge of safeguarding and there is a strong commitment to keeping children safe.’

Please click here for the full report.

Please note that our most recent Ofsted assessment was undertaken just prior to our change in legal status, under our former registration EY333457.  Therefore, Ofsted’s website shows the setting as ‘closed’ against this reference but we can now be found under EY544690 and will be reviewed again in due course.  Our change in legal status to CIO had no impact upon the running of Smarden Pre School whatsoever.