Diggle Dandelions delighted at outstanding rating from Ofsted

DELIGHTED STAFF and pupils at top pre-schools in Saddleworth are celebrating once again after their latest inspection by Ofsted.

Diggle Dandelions has kept its ‘outstanding’ judgement from the education watchdog – but has now become even better by achieving the highest possible rating in every category.

The pre-school was praised by Ofsted for its “consistently outstanding” quality of teaching, for ensuring children are “extremely well supported” and make “excellent progress”.

The report adds there is a “warm, welcoming environment” with excellent resources and staff who are “exceptional role models”.

Diggle Dandelions, which is in the grounds of Diggle Primary School, was also hailed for developing children’s confidence and self-esteem and making sure parents are fully involved in their child’s learning.

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Manager Jenna Evans, who is described by Ofsted as “inspirational”, was delighted to achieve a clean sweep of ‘outstanding’ judgements.

“It’s fantastic news for the children, their families and our brilliant staff,” she said.

“The children who attend Diggle Dandelions have a wonderful and exciting time at this vital stage in their young lives.

“We were very pleased to be judged as outstanding at our last inspection in 2010, but we continued to strive for improvements and to aim even higher.

“Ofsted’s new report reflects all our hard work in delivering high quality learning and care.

“Diggle Dandelions is a genuine team effort involving staff, families, Diggle Primary School and the local community.

“We truly value our relationships with parents. Our ethos is to nurture each individual child in a fun and stimulating environment, giving them the best possible start in life.”

Diggle Dandelions is a community interest, not-for-profit pre-school and playgroup. It has places for children aged two to five years old and offers a choice of session times throughout the week.

Close links with the primary school mean children are helped to make an easy transition into reception class.

Families are welcome to contact Jenna Evans to arrange a visit – please call 07827 917734 or 0161 770 5597 or email jenna.evansdd@yahoo.com

For more information visit diggledandelions.org and read the full Ofsted report online.


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