Tandridge Village pre-school has been praised by Ofsted, for implementing inspiring activities such as preparing food and hunting for insects.
The overall “good” rating saw the setting get praise in several key areas, with children making good progress, staff helping them develop their independence and providing support for those with additional needs.
The report highlighted that the relationship between staff and parents is strong, with ideas being shared to support the children’s learning.
Picking up on some of the more stimulating activities at the setting the inspectors said:
“Staff support children to think creatively and problem solve as they work together to make shelters for woodland animals using twigs and leaves.”
“They hunt for insects, play hide-and-seek and challenge themselves to climb trees and swing along branches.”
The report added: “Staff provide toys and resources that reflect children’s home lives and help them learn about people in the wider community.”
“[And] children learn about healthy eating as they help staff prepare fruit, vegetables and toast for snacks.”
They highlighted that children’s knowledge of letter sounds should be developed, and learning progress should be encouraged by better co-ordination of planned activities.
This is the second consecutive “good” rating for the setting which opened in 1992.