Monday, 12 December 2011

Some lovely comments about Castle Kids

We were delighted when the Early Years Improvement Team – Children, Schools and Families for Cornwall Council visited Castle Kids last week to look at the quality of our provision and areas that might need additional support. Here are some of the things that they said…

“A bright, attractive, welcoming setting…”
“Confident friendly children who readily approached to talk about what they were doing and to share books…”
“Wealth of information displayed/available to parents and carers…”
“Good quality resources accessibly stored, labelled with pictures/text…”
“Displays/text which are relevant to children (e.g. the board where children’s ideas are written up daily at Circle time, expressed in children’s own words)…”
“Clearly defined areas in pre-school room (role play, creative play, mark making, book area, heuristic play,) with opportunities for learning in all areas…”
“Learning journeys with photos, observations linked to area/phase of development and possible ‘next steps’…”
“Policies reviewed and updated and system in place for ensuring parents/carers have read them; SEF in place…”
“Pro-active engagement with other professionals…”
“Enthusiastic forward-thinking manager…”

Our team works extremely hard to ensure that Castle Kids is a welcoming and educational place for our little guests and we have been rated by Ofstead as “outstanding”. You don’t have to stay at the hotel to use the facility, so do drop in and have a look around if you are looking for childcare.

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