Monarchs Childcare respond to Ofsted report

THE MANAGEMENT team of a childcare company that received an "Inadequate" report from Ofsted have responded to the findings.

Mr Jesse Peters, Operations Manager and Partner at Monarch childcare said: “We are clearly very disappointed with the OFSTED report – which relates to our small pre-school at 62a Whitehall Lane and have already taken steps to address the one area the Inspector identified as needing action.

"In no way has OFSTED raised any concerns regarding the welfare and safeguarding of the children in Monarch’s care, which means they found that the children were safe, happy and in a clean hygienic, caring environment.

"Monarchs has been delivering childcare for over 4years across their main site of 64 Whitehall Lane which has upheld its OFSTED rating of GOOD with OUTSTANDING across several inspections. We pride ourselves on the excellent facilities, high standards of care and teaching.

Monarchs director also wanted to add: "A formal complaint regarding the final wording in the report has been made to OFTED as we do not believe it accurately reflects the evidence provided and the management discussion held with the Ofsted Inspector at the end of the inspection. Ofsted has agreed and are revisiting the wording.

"The Inadequate judgement was given by Ofsted as they felt that there was a gap in the understanding of some employees around the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and their ability to deliver targeted teaching that met the individual needs of their children.

"In fact, this had already been identified by Monarchs Directors as an area for action and they had already put in place a robust plan to improve those employees’ understanding of the EYFS and improve overall teaching in the area. This action was evidenced to the Ofsted Inspector".

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