Ofsted boost for North Somerset preschool

PUBLISHED: 14:00 10 April 2017

The preschool was rated 'good' in its recent Ofsted inspection.

The preschool was rated 'good' in its recent Ofsted inspection.


A North Somerset preschool has made ‘significant’ improvements just months after it was rated as inadequate.

St Anne’s Preschool Playgroup, which is based at Hewish and Puxton Village Hall, was found to be falling short of standards by Ofsted at an inspection in October.

Inspectors had deemed the preschool was inadequate in all categories and ‘children’s safety and welfare was compromised’.

But at a visit last month, Ofsted found the preschool was now operating at a ‘good’ level.

The inspection report read: “Staff have made significant improvements since the last inspection.

“Training has improved staff’s understanding of their roles and responsibilities to safeguard children.”

Ofsted said it could not award an outstanding rating to the preschool because ‘staff do not have enough regard for ensuring children can hear’ lessons and ‘the outside area is not safe for children to use because of a number of hazards such as broken wood and nettles’, though children are not allowed to play in the area.

St Anne’s caters for up to 24 children aged two to four.

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