Little Rascals Pre-Prep achieves Ofsted Good rating

21 September 2021

Little Rascals Pre-Prep in Tunbridge Wells has been awarded a ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted, following its inspection in August 2021.

The Nursery was graded ‘Good’ in all areas – quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management.

The Ofsted inspector described children at the Nursery as “happy and settled”, noting that “children receive a warm welcome from staff when they arrive each day. This helps them to feel confident to separate from their parents easily.”

The Inspector recognised the way in which “children benefit from plenty of praise and encouragement from staff” which “positively promotes their confidence and self-esteem.”

The report also commends the way in which “staff provide a stimulating environment for children to learn and play”, and complimented how the “bright and well-resourced rooms provide children with the space to explore and lead their own play” which “successfully promotes their independence.”

The report recognises that “children benefit from the many ways staff teach them about healthy lifestyles. They thoroughly enjoy the nutritious snacks and home-made meals provided by the staff.”

The report praised the way in which “children demonstrate that they feel safe and secure in the company of familiar staff, who care for them well.” It was also noted that the children “behave well, are polite and well mannered.”

The Manager was commended for her commitment to “improving practitioners’ knowledge and skills.” Which “helps to ensure children receive high-quality learning experiences.”  The Inspector also commented that the manager “supports staff to manage their workload and to maintain their well-being, with effective supervision processes.”

Acting Nursery Manager, Cara and her staff team are thrilled with the result.

Cara said, “The team and I are delighted with the outcome of the inspection. I feel extremely proud of the excellent feedback given by the inspector about the team and the experiences children have at our Pre-Prep”.

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