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Kindergarten's positive report

PUBLISHED: 11:23 16 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:23 05 July 2010

EVERY area and department of Willow Kindergarten has been described as good following an Ofsted report.

The Kindergarten, at Jubliee Road, in Pakefield, is set in a large house, which enables the staff to combine the warmth of home with the basics of learning, underpinning the school's philosophy.

EVERY area and department of Willow Kindergarten has been described as good following an Ofsted report.

The Kindergarten, at Jubliee Road, in Pakefield, is set in a large house, which enables the staff to combine the warmth of home with the basics of learning, underpinning the school's philosophy.

The inspection highlighted the provision of a healthy environment, which covers food, drink and exercise. It also noted the high safety standards, which enables the children to enjoy a variety of activities without undue risks and in surroundings, which are clean and hygienic.

“They have access to the garden where they can enjoy the fresh air and freedom to move around safely. Indoors the children enthusiastically take part in activities to develop control of their bodies such as balancing and going through hoops,” said the report.

Children were seen to enjoy a welcoming environment with colourful posters, photographs and their own artwork on display and access to stimulating, high quality toys and equipment to meet safety standards.

They also have access to the play kitchen and learn about their community through a range of visitors such as the fire brigade.

“Children's welfare is safeguarded and promoted because the provider has attended child protection training to ensure

she is aware of the correct procedures to follow if she has a concern,” inspectors noted.

Patricia Batley, headteacher at the kindergarten, who is a trained teacher, was praised for good organisation.

And her staff were commended for their up-to-date training and the way in which they inspired self confidence in the children.

“Children are well behaved and polite. Positive behaviour is encouraged through praise. A positive relationship is build through parents from the beginning. Information is shared verbally on a daily basis to ensure their changing needs are met and to provide continuity of care,” said the report.

The kindergarten was asked to review the special needs policy to reflect current practice, ensure confidentiality is maintained with regard to medication records and update the system for recording staff attendance to ensure that their arrival and departure times are clear.

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