Fakenham pre-school rated ‘good’ by inspectors

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A Fakenham pre-school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors after raising standards in just 12 months.

The education watchdog judged Ladybirds Pre-School as ‘requiring improvement’ a year ago, and raised concerns about security and unauthorised people gaining access to the premises.

But following a further inspection last month, the pre-school has now been rated as ‘good’ in all areas.

The setting, based at Fakenham Community Centre, has good arrangements for safeguarding children, and “robust policies and procedures” to protect them have been implemented.

In a glowing report, published last week, inspector Karen Harris also said staff have “comprehensive ongoing plans for future developments and are committed to providing children with good quality care and education”.

She also praised the pre-school’s partnerships with parents and carers, who are given “many opportunities” to get actively involved with the child’s learning.

She continued: “As a result, staff have a good awareness of children’s interests and individual needs and precise planning is in place for all children.”

The report added that staff are well deployed to support children to be “active learners” too, and youngsters are happy and settled and make good progress.