Pre-school rated as ‘good’ after latest Ofsted inspection

A pre-school is celebrating after being rated “good” by Ofsted inspectors.

Diamonds Pre-school at Oakway Infant School in Wellingborough was inspected last month.

Manager Rita Sailopal said: “We are delighted because under the new inspection guidelines it is very difficult to get a good rating.

“The staff have all worked extremely hard to get this rating and we are all very happy about the inspector’s report.”

The inspector said: “Staff have a very good understanding of how children learn and develop, and skilfully plan exciting activities to motivate them. Consequently, all children are developing the skills and dispositions they require to prepare them for their next steps in learning.”

The report also praised the measures in place at the pre-school to keep the children safe, and praised the staff for working closely with parents.

It went on to say: “Management and staff work effectively together to ensure children receive a good quality early years experience and to develop a strong culture of continuous improvement.”

In order to get an “outstanding” rating the school was asked to “further support children who speak English as an additional language by displaying their home language in their everyday play and learning environment.”

The pre-school employs five members of childcare staff and is open Monday to Friday, term time only, from 8.45am to 11.45am and from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.