Playgroup’s delight at outstanding grading

Staff, parents and children at Orton Longueville Playgroup were celebrating this week after Ofsted graded it as “outstanding”.

The playgroup, which caters for more than 100 pre-school youngsters, is based on the grounds of Nene Park Academy.

The education watchdog also praised the “very experienced and proactive manager, who is supported extremely well by the enthusiastic and dedicated committee members. The management team is extremely ambitious and has very clear expectations of how to maintain a first-rate service for the children and their families.”

Manager Sheridan Holt said: “We were graded as ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted inspection in 2011 so we were absolutely delighted to retain or ‘outstanding’ status.”