The Early Bird Pre-School CIC is a community interest company that has been providing a warm and friendly welcome to children and their families in the local community for over 10 years, since the Children Centre opened in October 2009.
In October 2018 we were delighted to receive an Outstanding Ofsted judgement where the inspector reported:-
“Staff have an excellent understanding of how to promote children's emotional attachments. Children are fully supported by extremely nurturing and attentive staff who organise themselves highly effectively to ensure all children have positive, meaningful play and learning experiences.”
Staff develop exemplary partnerships with parents. They expertly support parents to have confidence in continuing their child's learning in the home environment.
The management team provides excellent professional development opportunities for staff. For example, recent training has helped key staff to address children's behaviour extremely well and support children who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities superbly. Staff are highly responsive to the children's complex needs. Outcomes for all children are excellent.
The manager provides all staff with regular confidential meetings to discuss their key children, their ongoing suitability and training needs. This, and regular observations of staff practice, ensures teaching has a continuously high impact on all children's learning.
Children develop a wide-ranging understanding of themselves and others in the community. For example, they visit older people in the community to share special events.”
To read the full report follow this link https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/16/EY536671
We are proud of our setting and love to engage with our local community. We have built up a great relationship with St Catherine’s Care Home and our nursery children often draw pictures, collect gifts and take on visits to the elderly residents there. In addition, we believe that children learn from gaining real experiences and the nursery children also visit our local shops and restaurants. All children who attend our setting are invited to attend nature walks, visits to the library and Standalone farm.