Ofsted praise for village pre-school

Staff and youngsters at Flamborough Pre-School
Staff and youngsters at Flamborough Pre-School

Flamborough Pre-School has been ranked as ‘good’ in all areas after a visit by Ofsted inspectors in March.

Manager Dianne Villani, who was described as ‘dedicated and passionate about helping children to reach their full potential’ by the inspectors, said: “I’m really pleased, but it is a team effort.

“We are very busy and our books are full, with lots of children accessing the pre-school, and that is the best compliment for our work.

In their report, the inspectors said: “Staff help children to enjoy their learning and provide a range of planned activities for them to explore.

“Overall, teaching is good and children make good progress in every area of their learning.

“Staff are passionate about teaching children the skills they need to start school. Children have ample opportunities to develop literacy skills and they show a love of books.

“Older children show good levels of concentration and are keen to participate.

“Children have developed secure bonds with their key person and the entire staff team.

“Staff know children very well and respond to their care needs swiftly. This has a positive impact on their emotional well-being.

“Staff work closely with parents and encourage them to be part of their children’s ongoing learning. Parents regularly come into the pre-school and share information about children’s achievements.

“The manager and staff team are experienced and work closely with each other. They are good role models for children and have high expectations of them.”

Will Traves, chairman of the pre-school committee, said: “The staff and parents have done so much work since we moved to the WI Hall two years ago, and it really is going from strength to strength.”

The Ofsted team has also given advice on how the school can work towards becoming classed as ‘outstanding’.