Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Sandon Road Baptist Church Playgroup








































Sandon Road Baptist Church Playgroup recently celebrated being graded Outstanding by Ofsted on 14th May 2014. The playgroup, which has been in existence since 1976 has evolved from a two hour long playgroup for 2-3 year olds to a pre-school playgroup which is open from 9.00am until 13.30pm and offering places (2 hours plus, some funded) to children aged 2, 3 and 4.
The manager is a qualified teacher and an Early years professional, the rest of the staff are all highly qualified to at least Level 3. 
We are a registered charity, the parents and the church forming the committee that are involved in all aspects of the running of the playgroup. 
During her summing up, the Ofsted inspector verbally told the manager that the playgroup was “unique”. She also stated that in the 14 years she had been an inspector, this was only the fourth outstanding she had granted. Quotes taken from the written report include:
 “the setting’s environment is stimulating, interesting and welcoming”
“the manager and staff team share a clear vision and strong commitment to maintaining a high standard at the setting”
“the children are extremely pleased to see each other and form exceptionally good friendships”

The full report can be found on Ofsted’s website. Anyone wishing to obtain further information about the playgroup can contact Mrs. Ruth Concar on 07773194597 r.concar@ntlworld.com. Funded places are available.