Ofsted results

Good in all areas

  • Staff supported children and their families well when they were unable to attend
    the pre-school due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. They took creative
    resources to children’s homes, read stories online and kept in touch with
    parents. Since returning to the pre-school, staff have helped children to
    strengthen their independence skills. They have facilitated small-group play to
    help children to rebuild friendships with each other.
  • Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported.
    Additional staff work with children who require support to fully participate in pre-school activities. Parents are helped to seek appropriate interventions and
    support from other agencies, to close any gaps in their children’s development.
  • Parents speak highly of the manager and staff. They comment on how well their
    children are progressing and how they have been supported by staff. A number
    of parents are members of the pre-school committee and help to publicise the
    pre-school and raise funds for specific resources.
  • Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents took their children into the foyer of the
    pre-school building, where they placed their coats and belongings. As this space
    is not being used for this purpose now, staff have transformed it into a quiet
    sensory/well-being room. Blackout blinds, coloured lights and calming music
    help children to feel relaxed. Staff use the room in a number of ways, such as for yoga or for small groups of children to do focused activities. It provides a safe space for individual children to use when they are feeling overexcited or
 Read the Woodland Corner 2021 OFSTED Report here