Pre-schl declared utstanding

PUBLISHED: 13:44 18 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

James, Lucy, Jamie, Benjamin and Abbie.

James, Lucy, Jamie, Benjamin and Abbie.

ELY S Rainbw Pre-schl has been declared utstanding fr its quality and standard f nursery educatin. Gvernment inspectrs fund that staff have a thrugh knwledge and understanding f the yungsters, are perceptive t their interests and make effe

Scarlett and Abbie

ELY'S Rainbw Pre-schl has been declared utstanding fr its quality and standard f nursery educatin.

Gvernment inspectrs fund that staff have a thrugh knwledge and understanding f the yungsters, are perceptive t their interests and make effective use f questins t challenge their thinking and language skills.

The impressive reprt came after an OfSTED inspectin at the pre-schl at the Old Clinic in Dwnham Rad which pened in the 1970s and caters fr up t 55 children.

Inspectrs fund that planning at the pre-schl is exceptinal because staff understand hw everyday activities supprt children's learning and they plan a balanced prgramme f activities and experiences that help children take the next step in their learning.

"There is an excellent balance between adult and child-led activities, which allws children t pursue their wn interests and learn at their wn pace," said the reprt.

"Children are develping exceptinally gd speaking and listening skills; they cnfidently make valuable cntributins t grup discussins and enjy sharing what they knw.

"Children have excellent pprtunities t learn abut mathematics, cunting reliably, and they use mathematical language expertly in their play."

Inspectrs fund that the partnership with parents and carers f children is als utstanding.

T secure future imprvement, the pre-schl was urged t cntinue t develp everyday rutines s that the children benefit frm the rich learning experiences.

Pre-schl acting manager, Julie Mellers, said she was "delighted with the reprt".

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