Ofsted report is like a ray of sunshine for Rainbow Preschool in Ely - officially outstanding in all areas

Rainbow Pre School Ely gets an outstanding Ofsted Report

Rainbow Pre School Ely gets an outstanding Ofsted Report - Credit: Archant

An Ely pre-school nursery has been rated as outstanding in all areas thanks to a well-established team who work well together ensuring children achieve at the highest level.

Rainbow Pre School Ely gets an outstanding Ofsted Report

Rainbow Pre School Ely gets an outstanding Ofsted Report - Credit: Archant

Rainbow Preschool in Downham Road was visited by Ofsted inspector Gail Warnes who said the teaching was outstanding and that staff provide rich and imaginative experiences.

Debbie Reed, manager, said: “We were delighted because we work very hard to focus on children and families.

“We are committee run and a registered charity and the committee is 100 per cent behind us all the time.

“Most of our staff have been here for more than 10 years. We are continually reflecting on our practice and making sure we keep up to date with Ofsted requirements.

Rainbow Pre School Ely gets an outstanding Ofsted Report

Rainbow Pre School Ely gets an outstanding Ofsted Report - Credit: Archant


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“The outstanding is just recognition of how very child and family-centred we are.”

Insp Warnes said children settle well in the caring, friendly environment that the staff create and children show high levels of self control and respect for each other.

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“Staff are superb role models who calmly and consistently support children to learn what is and it not acceptable behaviour,” she said.

“Children acquire excellent skills and develop positive attitudes to learning in order to support their future education.”

Parents are “extremely positive” about the nursery, the report says, and has 55 children on role with 20 at any one time in the setting, which has been running since 1992.

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