Our Ofsted URN number is 221775. The playgroup is regularly inspected by Ofsted, and our latest Ofsted inspection was on 5th July 2017.
The areas of ‘Quality of teaching, learning and assessment’ and ‘Outcomes for children’ continue to be rated ‘good’. However, due to a lack of understanding of the required process, some members of the Management Committee had not submitted all of the necessary information to Ofsted. This meant that their suitability to manage a childcare provision could not be confirmed which leads to concerns about safeguarding. This single failing is the only reason that the areas of both ‘effectiveness of the leadership and management’ and ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’ are rated as ‘inadequate’.
This oversight was addressed immediately and the suitability of all members of the Management Committee has now been confirmed. Disappointingly however it has resulted in an overall 'inadequate' Ofsted rating. The staff and Committee are taking this opportunity to work with the local authority to sustain rapid improvement and ensure all elements of the Statutory Framework are met and we are confident that we will return to at least 'good' when we are assessed again (this will take place by 5th January 2018). We have also lodged an official complaint about the judgement which will report early in September.
We would encourage you to read the full Ofsted report here to enable you to see all of the positive findings from the Inspector.