Ofsted Report


Little Owl Pre-School is graded as OUTSTANDING

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The inspectors made a number of key comments:

  • The quality of teaching is outstanding.  The Staff skilfully review children’s development and plan highly effective focused activities to extend their learning
  • The excellent teaching strategies help all children make rapid progress in their learning from their starting points, with any gaps in development closing quickly
  • Highly effective teaching enables children freedom as they play.  Staff give the children excellent opportunities to be independent and to have uninterrupted time to play and explore….They sensitively join in to provide excellent levels of stimulation
  • All children make excellent progress in their learning in relation to their starting points and are prepared exceptionally well for their eventual move to school
  • The highly professional leadership team strives for excellence
  • Parents give high praise to the provision.  Some of the views expressed were, ‘ I am so happy with the pre-school; the staff have really helped my child make good progress’ and ‘my child can’t wait to come’

Qualified members of staff facilitate learning through play within the framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We give children the freedom to develop and grow in a natural way, within the security provided by the morning’s routine: ‘staff are extremely positive role models and give consistent guidelines that support children to manage their emotions and to adjust their behaviour around other children… The quality of teaching is outstanding.‘ (ofsted report 6.11.14)