Leesfield Pre-School Group


Name Leesfield Pre-School Group
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Barn Fold, Lees, Oldham, Lancashire, OL4 5DN
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Oldham
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (30 November 2018)
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Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • The manager and staff team have worked extremely hard since the last inspection to raise the quality of the pre-school. They have addressed the recommendations raised and enhanced many other aspects of their practice. • Experienced and well-qualified staff use their extensive knowledge of children’s interests and capabilities to plan an excellent range of stimulating and exciting activities and experiences. Children are highly motivated and confident learners and make rapid progress. • Children thrive and relish their time in this outstanding pre-school. Staff are full of fun and enthusiasm and this is imitated by children, who are totally engrossed in their play. The environment, both indoors and outdoors, is rich, stimulating and exceptionally well organised to help promote all areas of learning. • The key-person system is well established and highly effective. Children develop exceptionally close relationships with all staff, who are extremely sensitive, caring and attentive. Care practices are extremely successful in helping to promote children’s good health and well-being. Children demonstrate high levels of emotional security. • Partnerships with parents, other early years providers and external professionals are excellent. Staff provide parents with a wealth of information about children’s learning and progress. The shared approach to children’s care and learning helps to promote high levels of consistency and continuity for all children. • Self-evaluation is an ongoing process. The manager and staff are highly reflective and have an accurate view of the strengths of the pre-school. Areas for further development are sharply focused on helping to improve learning outcomes for children. The manager recognises the importance of continuous professional development to help drive and maintain the outstanding quality of teaching.