Thurrock celebrates strong Early Year provision

Thurrock Council Offices

Thurrock celebrates strong Early Year provision

A SPECIAL ceremony this week recognised and celebrated the positive results of Thurrock’s Early Years childcare services.

Taking place on Tuesday 5 March in Grays, the Early Years Celebration event brought together childminders, day nurseries and preschool settings who are leading the way for education in Thurrock.

Forty eight early years settings achieved a Good or Outstanding Ofsted rating between January and December 2018, of which nineteen attended the event, where they were formally recognised with each being awarded a special certificate for their achievement. Senior Officers welcomed attendees and recognised the high quality childcare provided by the service alongside the importance of providing the best start in education for Thurrock’s children.

As of December 2018 100% of settings and childminders have been recognised as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, up from 89% at the same time in 2016. Furthermore, 25% of settings are now rated as Outstanding compared to 14% in December 2016.

For more information on Early Years childcare in Thurrock please visit

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