St Andrew’s Pre-school maintain their ‘Outstanding’ rating!

Caversham, Reading – 11th July 2019 – St Andrew’s Pre-school are delighted to announce that they have maintained their ‘Outstanding’ rating after their recent Ofsted inspection.  This is the Pre-school’s fourth consecutive ‘Outstanding’ rating since their first ‘Outstanding’ rating given in 2006.  Manager of St Andrew’s Pre-school, Hilary Coome said “Our maintained ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating is such an achievement and is the result of a huge amount of hard work from my amazing staff team, our brilliant Committee and our lovely families.  It has been such a momentous year for St Andrew’s starting last September with our 50th birthday celebrations and ending the academic year with such praise from Ofsted.  I am so delighted and proud to play my part in such a special Pre-school!“

The inspection, which took place on 19th June, praised Hilary and her staff team, saying ‘The manager is passionate and dedicated in her role. She takes great care to implement a range of policies and procedures which promote children’s safety, welfare and learning at a very high level. The well-qualified and enthusiastic team displays exceptional teaching skills. They give children time to explore and practise new skills, build confidence in their abilities and fuel their own passion for learning’

The inspector also commended the children in the setting and the enabling environment that St Andrew’s Pre-school has created for them ‘Children are exceptionally happy, secure and independently explore the environment.  All children, including those who need additional support, make exceptional progress in their learning and development from their starting points. They thrive in the highly stimulating environment and are very motivated and eager to learn’

The report also highlighted that ‘Partnerships with parents are highly successful. Staff involve parents in all aspects of their children’s learning. They value parents’ contributions highly’. Parent and Chair of St Andrew’s Pre-school committee, Sarah Adlard said “Our family have had a fantastic experience with the Pre-school.  My children have benefitted so much form the excellent staff and range of activities, and have really loved their time there. Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ rating is so well deserved“

The inspection report can be read in full here

The Pre-school, based in St Andrew’s church hall in Caversham Heights, celebrated its 50th year in 2018.  Open during term time Monday to Thursday, they take children from aged 2.5 – 4 years of age. St Andrew’s Pre-school are now offering places for January 2020. Please contact the Pre-school for more information.

Contact information

St Andrew’s Pre-school
St Andrew’s Church Hall
Albert Road
Telephone: 07981 195435

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