Top report for ‘outstanding’ Peterborough pre-school

Staff and children at Stanground St. John's Pre-School  EMN-150623-192526009
Staff and children at Stanground St. John's Pre-School EMN-150623-192526009
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Toddlers at a Peterborough pre-school are getting an ‘outstanding’ start to their education, according to government inspectors.

Ofsted has given Stanground St. John’s Pre-School, Chapel Street, a glowing report after visiting on June 12.

The inspectors stated that “the quality of teaching is outstanding” and that “the children’s learning environment is highly stimulating, especially outdoors, which is very attractively resourced.”

The report added: “Children make excellent progress in their learning and development due to the fantastic support and superb teaching by all staff. Activities capture children’s interests and truly motivate them to learn.

“Staff are kind and loving and show true affection for the children in their care.”

The excellent relationships between staff and parents, and the leadership within the school, were also praised.

The school, which looks after children up to the age of four, is co-managed by Jo-Anne Hagon and Emma Statham. Jo-Anne said: “We are all absolutely thrilled with our outstanding Ofsted judgement. We have all worked extremely hard to provide a stimulating environment where each child has the opportunity to explore, learn, develop and, most importantly, enjoy their time with us.”

Emma said: We feel extremely proud that our Ofsted inspection report not only highlights the outstanding quality of teaching we provide but also the excellent relationships we have with our children and their families.

“We pride ourselves on being an inclusive pre-school and having a deep appreciation for all our children and their cultures and backgrounds which has now been recognised.”