Branscombe Pre-school celebrates Ofsted success

PUBLISHED: 19:27 13 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:12 17 June 2010

ELATED Branscombe pre-school staff and pupils are the cream of the crop according to a recent Ofsted report. The report, which staff received last week, rates the pre-school as a good setting with outstanding aspects. The report says: Children are ha

ELATED Branscombe pre-school staff and pupils are the cream of the crop according to a recent Ofsted report.

The report, which staff received last week, rates the pre-school as a 'good' setting with 'outstanding' aspects.

The report says: "Children are happy, settled and well cared for, as staff have a very good understanding of their individual needs.

"Children benefit from being able to access a bright, welcoming environment which is set up well to allow them to make choices. As a result the children are interested, motivated and very well behaved."

It also says through a "strong emphasis on eating fruit and vegetables" the children have "an exceptional understanding of healthy lifestyles."

The Ofsted inspectors highlighted the good use of the village, with visits to several attractions and the children make a "good contribution to their community."

Tracey Bonetta, the Pre-school leader puts their success down to the fact that they only take a maximum of ten children so each child can be given a very high level of individual attention and care.

She said: "We are delighted. We are working very hard and I think it has paid off. "Ofsted has seen what we have got to offer as a small pre-school class in a rural community and it is nice to be appreciated."

Branscombe pre-school operates from two rooms at Branscombe Primary School and meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-3pm.

There is currently one vacancy for a child at the pre-school. For more information please contact Tracey at the school on (01297) 680339 or in the evenings on (01404) 44599.


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