GALLERY: Trinity Playgroup at Wisbech has been praised by Ofsted

Trinity Methodist Pre School having story time. Picture: Steve Williams.

Trinity Methodist Pre School having story time. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A Wisbech pre school has been praised for raising its standards to provide a setting where children are warmly welcomed.

Trinity Methodist Pre-school in Church Terrace, which has been running since 1972, was visited by Ofsted Inspector Deborah Hunt where she reported that the setting had gone from “needing improvement” to “good”.

Children’s welfare is given the highest priority, safeguarding procedures are rigorously observed and staff have strong teaching skills with knowledge of how children learn, the report says.

“Children develop as confident, curious learners who make good progress toward the early learning goals.

“Practitioners work hard to offer parents meaningful ways in which to contribute to their children’s learning through activities and events at the pre school and by sharing learning information with them,” the report adds.

The only reason that Trinity did not receive an outstanding mark was because more information needs to be taken from parents when they initially register their child at the setting.

Mrs Hunt said: “Children, who display the character of effective learners, enjoy attending this stimulating pre-school, where they eagerly explore the resources and activities provided.

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Through the good quality teaching offered by all practitioners children develop the skills needed for the next steps in their learning.”

The manager and staff work closely with the committee who provide good levels of support to ensure that Trinity pre school continually improves, the report adds.

Despite the limitation of the premises, practitioners plan carefully to ensure children enjoy risk, challenge and physical activity on a daily basis, both indoors and outdoors, making good use of the local area.