A PRE-school in South Ockendon has been praised by Ofsted.
Scalliwags Pre-School is based at South Ockendon Village Hall on North Road.
It was inspected in January 2017. It was rated as “Good”.
The report states:
Staff work very well together and the organisation of the pre-school is good. Staff provide a relaxed, fun and homely environment where children behave well and each child is respected and valued.
Very effective support is given to children who have special educational needs or disabilities and those who speak English as an additional language. The management team works closely with external agencies to ensure all children receive the support they need to make progress in their learning and development.
Staff build very good relationships with parents. They keep them well informed about their children’s progress. They also encourage parents to spend time at the pre-school playing with their children at the stay-and-play sessions.
Robust self-evaluation means that staff are continually extending the service they provide for families and children. The provider works closely with the local authority to achieve this.
Staff have good links with the children’s centre, schools and other agencies involved with their care. This promotes continuity in children’s care and learning, and a smooth transfer on to full-time education.