Preschool is praised by Ofsted’s inspectors
PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 July 2015
Staff at a Clevedon preschool have dedicated its latest Ofsted report to its founder after she died this month.
Roundabouts Preschool in Southey Road was set up by Clevedon resident Edith Jones in 1968 and, following her death, staff have said the service’s latest good rating is down to her hard work.
Sam Perry, manager, said: “Without Edith, Roundabouts would not be here today in our lovely purpose-built building.
“Edith did so much for the children and families of Clevedon and I am proud to be following in her footsteps.”
The report, which was written following an inspection on June 19, highlights the ‘stimulating’ indoor and outdoor environments and praises staff’s knowledge of how children learn and the care they take of the people in their care.
It also praises the involvement of parents who work in partnership with staff to improve services and ensure that children are as safe and secure as possible.
Sam added: “The whole team is delighted with the good outcome of the Ofsted inspection. It clearly shows the hard work and passion our staff have when working with children and their families.
“At Roundabouts we are continually reviewing our practice and learning environment in order to provide the best possible service and care for our children and families.”
The report highlighted areas for improvement, including advising staff to give children more uninterrupted time to play.
For more information about Edith Jones’ life, turn to page page 36.