Our Curriculum and Ofsted
At Cricklade Pre-School Playgroup we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage,
a framework set out by the Department of Education, which recognises the overall
nature of development and learning of children from birth to 5 years old.
This involves seven areas of learning and development which is provided through planned play activities to enable children to learn new skills and develop their knowledge and understanding.
Our curriculum contains all the learning which is planned and guided by the school, whether it is carried on in groups or individually, inside or outside the school. We visit the primary school, the local church and have various environmental and number walks which the children really enjoy. We also celebrate cultural diversity and festivities.
All children are supported in developing their potential at their own pace. Our Key Person system enables us to ensure a curriculum tailored to the needs of each individual child, based on EYFS which prepares children to progress with confidence to Key Stage 1 at Primary School.
Our last Ofsted inspection in 2017 was rated GOOD.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Ofsted is the Government regulator responsible for ensuring all nurseries in the U.K. meet certain stringent standards such as ratios of staff to children, first aid trained members and the acceptable number of NVQ/GCSE qualified staff.
Regular thorough inspections are carried out by specially trained professionals to make sure these standards continue to be met. Our aim is to not only meet these standards in our day to day running of the nursery but surpass them and strive to go that extra mile.