Old Dalby Preschool was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2020 we are an Outstanding provision

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Inspection date: 3 March 2020

Overall effectiveness Outstanding

The quality of education Outstanding

Behaviour and attitudes Outstanding

Personal development Outstanding

Leadership and management Outstanding

“Old Dalby Preschool is a wonderful environment where children learn and develop exceptionally well. Engaging activities that are based on children's interests and experiences are on offer in well-resourced play spaces. Children thoroughly enjoy coming to pre-school. They are happy and thrive as a result of the care and guidance provided by the staff, who know their needs well. Staff play alongside the children, supporting them as they make choices about what they want to learn. Children safely explore their environment to discover the world around them. The playful environment provides many opportunities for children to show determination and master skills. For example, children construct cars from large boxes. They persevere with sticky tape and scissors to create seat belts and other details as part of their design. Staff are proud of the children when they achieve something. The pre-school is an oasis of calm, purposeful learning. It is filled with singing, stories and joy. Opportunities for children to develop as unique, independent learners, with the support of considerate staff, makes this setting an excellent and happy place to be. Children learn the importance of being independent and trying their best. They learn how to play and work together. Staff have high expectations of all children, and well-considered opportunities support even the youngest children to take turns and help each other. For example, older children model manners and turn taking with younger children as they use the slide and climbing frame.”- Ofsted March 2020