Pre-school earns Outstanding rating

Hanham Toddlers Pre-School, which is believed to be the oldest in the country, is celebrating excellent outcomes from its latest Ofsted visits.

The pre-school operates from both Hanham Methodist Church and Hanham Youth Centre and has 140 children aged two to four on its books.

An inspector visited both settings in March and rated the provision from the church as Outstanding and that from the youth centre as Good.

Among the positive comments were: “Attentive, caring and passionate staff support children well, meaning that children feel safe, secure and valued.

“Managers and staff have high expectations for all children and gently encourage children to be kind and caring.

Pre-school managers Sally Rouch and Nicola Thomas said: “We are extremely proud of this achievement and would like to take this opportunity to thank our team, who work amazingly hard throughout the year to ensure that each and every child receives the best Early Years Education possible – but also to thank our parents/carers for their continuous support of everything the pre-school does. Results like this are only achieved through years of hard work and strong partnership working between settings, outside professionals and parents/ carers. “
You can read the full report on the Hanham Toddlers website.