All good news for pre-school

Greatworth Pre-School
Greatworth Pre-School

Staff and children at a village pre-school are celebrating being rated ‘Good’ in their latest Ofsted report.

Inspectors visited Greatworth Pre-School in Helmdon Road on November 5 and praised the way ‘enthusiastic’ staff motivate the children and promote very good relationships to ensure they are confident learners.

The latest inspection result is the same as their last one about four years ago.

Katy Fox, pre-school manager, said: “We are a charity-run preschool and feel so proud. Having this report is such a good thing for us to have as we provide a great service in the village and surrounding area.”

The pre-school is based at the village primary school.

The Ofsted report added it is not yet ‘outstanding’ as children’s good physical skills with use of tools – such as cutlery– are not maximised by ‘using these in daily routines’ and that staff do not consistently maximise children’s mathematical knowledge.