Kinetic Letters Training #2

Following on from our training for Kinetic Letters, in Stourbridge on 25th January 2018 here are some of the things we are going implement into our practice to support the development of core strength leading to the development of key skills for writing. Babies- Tummy time is prioritised over other ways of spending time on […]

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Ofsted Result – Outstanding Quality of teaching

During our November inspection last year the Inspector had the following comments to make about the overall quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Staff plan precise activities that are focused to meet all children’s individual learning needs. They provide children with real-life experiences and an extensive range of natural materials and resources. Children’s learning is […]

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Ofsted Result – Outstanding Leadership and Management

During our November inspection last year the Inspector had the following comments to make about the effectiveness of Jane Smalley’s leadership and management:- The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The manager and staff show an in-depth understanding of how to protect children from harm. Safeguarding procedures are robust and staff keep their excellent knowledge of […]

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Ofsted Result – Outstanding Behaviours

The Inspector had the following comments to make about the personal development, behaviour and welfare of the children Staff take time to get to know children and work very closely with parents to support children’s emotional well-being. Home visits have been introduced and this has been very successful for all children, particularly those who are […]

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Ofsted Result – Outstanding Outcomes for children

Here is the summary of what the Inspector had to say about our Outcomes for Children. “Children thrive in this vibrant setting with the majority exceeding the expected development for their age. They gain excellent skills that prepare them very well for the next stage in their learning, such as starting school. Children frequently choose […]

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Talk of the Town!

Local newspapers Shropshire Chronicle and Shropshire Star found our recent Ofsted award ‘Outstanding in all areas’ as highly newsworthy. We were also blessed to receive some very kind words and congratulations from Neville Ward, the Early Years and Childcare Service Manager from the Shropshire Council:- “I just wanted to contact you to congratulate you on […]

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No room at the Inn – Our 2017 Nativity #3

  Nativity Rehearsals 3 – 27th November 2017 Oh, the Christmas spirit! What fun our rehearsals are turning out to be. This week we’ve had an angel who wants to be a shepherd, flatly refusing to wear the angel costume her parents brought, though she did agree to sing Twinkle Twinkle with the other angels. […]

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Twinkling Stars – Our 2017 Nativity #2

Nativity Rehearsals 2  – 20th November 2017 The children have now been allocated specific parts for the Nativity play, lines have been given and suggestions for the sort of thing a shepherd/king/angel might wear have all be noted. Today’s rehearsals have gone quite well, all things considered. There were three renditions of ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ sung […]

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