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Corby Glen Preschool maintains ‘good’ rating after Ofsted inspection

A village preschool has noted its pride after maintaining a ‘good’ rating following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Corby Glen Preschool, based at Ron Dawson Memorial Hall in Swinstead Road, was inspected in September for the first time since 2017, when it also scored a ‘good’.

Ofsted deemed the preschool to be ‘good’ in all four categories: Quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management.

Corby Glen Preschool has been rated 'good' by Ofsted.
Corby Glen Preschool has been rated 'good' by Ofsted.

The report described the staff as “attentive and motivating”, while praising their understanding of safeguarding responsibilities.

“The manager and staff understand their safeguarding responsibilities,” said the report.

“They are alert to signs and symptoms that indicate a child's safety is compromised. Staff are aware of how to respond should they be concerned about a child's welfare.

Corby Glen Preschool has been rated 'good' by Ofsted.
Corby Glen Preschool has been rated 'good' by Ofsted.

“Regular safeguarding training supports staff's up-to-date knowledge of concerns.”

Catherine Earth, manager of Corby Glen Preschool, was praised in the report for being “knowledgeable” and for acting as “a positive role model for her relatively new staff team”.

The report added: “The manager plans a well-sequenced curriculum to help prepare children for the next stage in their learning.”

Catherine said: “We are delighted that all the hard work and dedication of the staff has been recognised by Ofsted.

“We intend to continue to strive for improvement and will keep pushing forward with new ideas and initiatives.

“We are proud of our provision and feel passionate about its future.

“Our children make us smile every day and make it a pleasure having them. We thank our parents who we work so closely with for their continued support.”

The report noted that the staff foster children’s love of books and reading, promote the children’s physical development well, and provide opportunities to enhance the children's growing independence.

In terms of how the preschool could further improve, the report recommended the development of “support for staff to help them further improve their individual teaching practice” and to “support staff to provide newer children with consistently meaningful interactions”.

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