Ofsted Inspection – North Setting

Whiteley Preschool North was inspected by Ofsted in March 2024 and was rated ‘GOOD’ across all areas of the setting, please click on the link below to read our latest report:

Oftsed Report March 2024

Extracts from the report:-

“Staff know children well and use this knowledge to prioritise their emotional well-being. For example, staff make themselves available for children who may need extra support on arrival. They take time to offer reassurance and comfort, helping children feel safe, secure and ready to learn. Children form meaningful friendships with their peers. They listen and consider each other’s opinions and help each other to complete tasks. Children demonstrate high levels of confidence and a secure sense of belonging as they excitedly show the inspector their play spaces.”

“Staff promote children’s independence by teaching them the skills they need to complete tasks by themselves.”

“Parents report that their children thoroughly enjoy the time they spend at pre-school and the strong attachments they make with their key

Ofsted Inspection – Community Centre Setting

Whiteley Preschool (Community Centre) was inspected by Ofsted in July 2021 and was rated ‘GOOD’ across all areas of the setting, please click on the link below to read our latest report:

Inspection Report July 2021

Extracts from the report:-

“Children are motivated to explore and successfully lead their own learning.”

“Older children are well prepared for school.  They show high levels of independence and confidently do things for themselves.  Children show an increasing awareness of how to keep themselves and others safe.  Staff effectively support children to be emotionally ready for their move on to school.”

“Older children show kindness to younger children.”

“Children behave well.  They demonstrate good manners and show respect for their environment.”

“Staff use their accurate assessments of children’s learning to plan timely and well-placed support.”

“Children benefit from focused activities that support their developing language skills.  They gain confidence in speaking in small groups and eagerly sing along to popular rhymes with their friends.”

“Staff deliver a motivating curriculum that engages children’s interest and that supports them to make good progress in their learning.”

“Children gain a sense of personal responsibility and an understanding of their place in the community through activities, such as litter picking.”

“Staff have a sensitive regard for children’s feelings and ideas and use these well to make changes that benefit the children.”

“They relish opportunities to play outside in a well-resourced and inviting outdoors learning environment.”

Whiteley Preschool Illustration