A STANFORD-le-Hope play group has received a glowing report from Ofsted.
The government watchdog came to the St Joseph’s Pre-School playgroup, which is based in Scratton Road in November 2015.
The report states:
Teaching is good. Staff have an enthusiastic approach and children enjoy their learning. Staff work alongside them during their play and provide them with opportunities to lead their own learning.
Staff are well qualified, using their knowledge, experience and qualifications effectively. They understand how children learn and plan activities that motivate and interest children and support them to make good progress.
The environment is well planned and organised. Children have access to a good range of activities that supports their development, both indoors and outside.
Children are happy and demonstrate a strong sense of belonging because they form positive relationships with staff. Staff show genuine care and interest during their interaction with children.
The pre-school has formed good relationships with parents, other settings and professionals to provide consistent and coordinated care and learning for children.