Sandwich nursery celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

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A nursery school in Sandwich has recently obtained a ‘good’ after its recent visit from Ofsted.

New nursery manager, Jackie Wylde, took over the nursery in September and after their inspection in January was thrilled with their result.

Ms Wylde said, “We were close to outstanding but just missed it. This just means that we can improve even more. Next time I’m determined to get outstanding.”

Since their last inspection in February 2015, Ms Wylde and her team have worked incredibly hard to improve standards at the nursery.

“We have basically started the nursery from scratch again.

“I’ve gone through all the paperwork, changed the rooms around to develop them so they’re more defined areas and put in place enhancing the garden.

“We’re hoping to put in a wooden classroom so we can be out there in any weather.”

Ms Wylde has said that she’s striving to be more community-based: “The children have recently enjoyed a trip to the nearby fire station as well as visit from a policeman.

“It’s things like that we enjoy doing, to make us more aware of the community and to make us more like a family.

“Our emphasis is learning through play and the children are not under any pressure. By us knowing the children, we can observe where they are and provide support and resources so they can take up their development.

“We all work together. I value each and everyone’s contributions.”

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