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Pre-school improvement plan 2020/2021

Robust and effective self-evaluation is carried out regularly and practice is monitored and reflected upon throughout the year. This process inevitably leads to the development of an annual Pre-school improvement plan. The plan is drawn up after input from internal stakeholders  (i.e. staff, children, parents/carers, committee) and also from external stakeholders i.e. Early Years Alliance, Local Authority (LA) and OFSTED. The changing needs of the setting and the local area are always taken into account during this process of self-evaluation.

Our priorities for this year are:

Leadership and management

  • all staff will swiftly and consistently identify SEND with particular focus on Speech and Language and health concerns. 
  • We will ingrain an understanding and pedagogy of supporting staff, parents and children's happiness and well-being. 
  • To embed a vision of reflective practice to consistently improve the pedagogical content and knowledge which translates a highly ambitious curriculum for all. 

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

  • Children's experiences will be consistently and coherently arranged to inform our curriculum intent to embed knowledge and skills for future learning.
  • Story times will be extended and embed a culture of sharing stories/books both in setting and in the home. 
  • Children will have access to a high level of resources and teaching to support speech and language development difficulties in a prompt manner.  To enable children to speak with confidence and fluency.

Behaviour and attitudes

  • We will actively encourage regular attendance and ensure vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are closely supported and monitored.
  • We will consistently instill a culture of trying hard, even when encountering problems.
  • We will ensure that all members of the setting will have a high level of respect for others and have exceptionally high expectations and aspirations of behaviour, tolerance and attitudes to learning. 

Quality of education


  • The setting will become more digitally prepared for home learning in the event of shut downs and pandemics and to give children the tools to stay safe online.
  • To enable all stakeholders to confidently express their emotions and feelings in an appropriate manner to enable our children to have the emotional literacy they need to become valued members of the community. 
  • Practitioners will be highly skilled at extending children's experiences to promote an understanding of people, families and communities beyond their own to develop awareness of equality and diversity.  




Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. 


Please take time to read the outcome of our most recent Ofsted inspection, which judged us to be OUTSTANDING in all areas,  by clicking on the link below.


Here are some of the things Ofsted had to say about our wonderful pre-school:

Children flourish in the highly inspiring environment.


The pre-school promotes equality and challenges discrimination at all levels.


Partnerships with parents are highly successful.


Staff provide a superb range of activities that embraces the diversity of children's home lives.


The pre-school environment is exceptionally well resourced both inside and outside.


Children have high levels of self-esteem and are very confident. They learn outstanding social skills from staff who are first class role models.