The Jack and Gill team are incredibly proud to achieve an "Outstanding" grade in our recent Ofsted inspection.
We are particularly proud of being praised for our "brilliant teaching".
It was also reported that: "the children, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), make excellent progress from their starting points.
"They (the children) have exceptional opportunities to develop physical control and strength that have contributed greatly to help all children achieve or exceed the typical outcomes for their ages in physical development".
That we, show "huge ambition to continually raise children's outcomes even higher".
That we "show exceptional skill in allowing children to involve themselves in play".
"Staff allow children to let their imaginations run free".
"Highly effective key-person systems help to ensure that children develop very strong
relationships with the staff. This is obvious when toddlers 'check-in' with their key person by touching their hands before going on to make their next wonderful discovery."
"Children behave impeccably and respect each other greatly."
"Children demonstrate very high levels of independence and confidence. Every child
engages intensively in play of their choosing. Some dig, some go on treasure hunts and
some explore. Children show an immense desire to learn and to make discoveries. For
example, they eagerly but carefully explore and discuss the properties of a caterpillar.
Children have excellent opportunities to develop skills that will help them in their future learning. For instance, they enjoy sessions that teach them about the sounds that letters represent and help them to develop their speech. They demonstrate these skills as they make up funny songs with nonsense words and rhymes. Children use their great number skills at every opportunity. This includes counting and checking the amount of chickens."
Tel: 01403 588282
Mobile: 0787 6069570
As we spend most of our time in the woodland, it is advisable to try calling the mobile first.
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Jack and Gill Childcare and Forest School
2 Gaskyns lodge