“Outstanding” leaders at a West Norfolk pre-school are celebrating after being awarded the highest possible rating from Ofsted for the second time in a row.
The education watchdog has judged Gayton Goslings Daycare Centre as ‘outstanding’ for the second time in three years.
In a glowing report, published on Tuesday, inspectors said the pre-school, in Lynn Road, gives children the best start to their education.
They are confident, well-behaved and enthusiastic, make “rapid progress”, and are “extremely well prepared for school”.
Manager Alison Jones said: Goslings staff and management committee are very proud of what they have achieved and aim to continue providing an outstanding environment for the children and parents of our community.The Ofsted report, written by inspector Gail Warnes, said the quality of teaching, well-being of children and leadership at the pre-school were all outstanding.
She said: “Children make rapid learning in their learning and development. This is because highly motivated and skilled staff consistently provide stimulatin, rich and imaginative experiences for the children.
“Children are eager to learn at this bustling pre-school. They are enthusiastic learners who enjoy their investigations alongside staff who are expert in their knowledge and understanding of how children learn and develop.”
Ms Warnes said assessment of children’s progress are precise, effectively informing planning to match children’s individual next steps in their learning, and regularly shared with parents and carers.
She also praised the leadership at the pre-school, saying the manager thoroughly understands her responsibilities and is “passionate” in implementing all requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The report added: “Staff are supported and encouraged to pursue professional early years qualifications and training, which further improves their excellent practice and supports the drive for excellence in all aspects of the provision.”
To improve, the report said the centre should “enhance the already excellent outdoor area” to further enrich children’s sensory experiences.