We're proud to tell you that William Farr Pre-School is listed as 'Good' in its latest Ofsted inspection 2014.

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

William Farr Pre-School's latest reports
We're really proud of all our Ofsted reports, and continually strive to improve and refresh the experience we offer our little people when in our care. We've put some of our Ofsted highlights below for you, but if you'd rather read the full document you can download the full PDF document.


Read our full Ofsted Report as a PDF document.


Report highlights, quoted in Ofsted Inspection Report 2014.


"Children make good progress due to the time and interest given to them as individuals by a committed and knowledgeable staff team. Staff use their knowledge of the children to plan an interesting and challenging range of activities, linked to children's interests. Detailed observations are completed frequently and staff complete a half termly assessment."


"The environment is set up to enable children to independently access resources as everything is clearly labelled and stored at low level. Staff help children to move resources from one place to another, which enhances their play."


"Stories provide further opportunities for communication and language development and also support developing literacy skills. Staff read stories with enthusiasm and involve the children in thinking about what might happen next. They ask them to look for clues in the pictures to explain what is happening."


"During a complex baking activity the children are thoroughly engaged and keen to offer their help in mixing, weighing and controlling the large mixer. They smell the ingredients and taste many of them, enabling them to use descriptive language or to simply say if they like them or not. They recognise numerals on the digital scales and on the speed dial of the mixer."


"Parents are given a Home link book which details what each child has been doing during their sessions and invites parents to respond with learning the children have been doing at home. They are asked to contribute to a theme each week, such as a colour of the week, by bringing in items from home. This ensures that parents actively contribute to the learning and development of their children."


The next Ofsted Inspection will take place in 2016/2017.