This morning the Ofsted report for Jigsaw Childcare Centre in Newport, Isle of Wight has been released, with them gaining the next-to-highest grade. Quite an achievement given they’ve only been open for four months.
On The Wight spoke to Debbie Tamcken, joint manager, this morning who was clearly delighted, “We’re really pleased to get this Good Ofsted report so quickly. It’s no mean feat after only being open for since September.”
The ‘Good’ grading is defined by Ofsted as, “Good provision is effective in delivering provision that meets the needs of all children well. This ensures children are ready for the next stage of their learning.”
Reasons for ‘Good’ grading
Ofsted state their reasons for setting the grade as Good as:-
- Children are highly motivated and eager to be involved in the wide and varied range of activities on offer. They can initiate their own ideas and follow any type of play they choose.
- The Centre has comprehensive systems in place to monitor and assess children’s progress across the areas of learning. Detailed and precise documentation clearly highlights learning levels and supports individual children’s progress.
- Staff have close involvement with children to encourage emotional attachment and to develop their confidence and independence.
- The strategies to involve parents are well planned and closely monitored to ensure families are engaged. Parent’s opinions are sought and used to effectively raise the quality of the provision and promote children’s progress.
The report shows that the only thing holding Jigsaw Childcare Centre back from getting the highest ‘Outstanding’ grade is that they have “not yet fully developed links with other providers who are regularly involved in children’s learning, which reduces continuity.”
Hunnyhill Primary School site
Isle of Wight
01983 716 841
Debbie Tamcken and Wendy Dawkins – Joint managers
Jill Wade-Smith – Owner