OFSTED & Policies
Following the latest OFSTED inspection in January 2018 we’re delighted to announce that Red Balloon Pre School received an overall 2, for the quality and standards of the early years provision we provide. A copy of the report is available to Download Ofsted 2018 Report
Extracts from the conclusions of the report were:
The well-qualified staff complete observations and form assessments of children’s learning. This helps them to identify what children need to learn next. Staff provide a good level of challenge during activities and sensitively play alongside children.
Children behave very well. They are kind and considerate towards one another. For example, children form strong friendships and invite children who are new to the setting into their games and activities. They demonstrate good social skills.
Children are confident, self-assured individuals who are motivated to learn. They are well engaged in their learning. Children participate in role-play activities with others. They immerse themselves into imaginative scenarios.
Children are equipped with key skills needed for future learning and the eventual move on to school.
Our policies are reviewed and updated regularly, please speak to a member of staff for further details on any of our policies detailed below.
Children’s rights and entitlements*
Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults*
Looked after children*
Online Safety (Inc. mobile phone and cameras) *
Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills
Induction of staff, volunteers and managers
The role of the keyperson and settling in
Staff: child ratio’s
Managing children who are sick, infectious or with allergies*
Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents*
Food and drink
Promoting Positive Behaviour*
Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment
Health and general standards
Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises
Supervision of children on outings and visits*
Fire safety and emergency evacuation
Animals in the setting
Valuing diversity and promoting equality
Supporting children and special educational needs
Information and Records
Transfer of records to school*
Confidentiality and client access to records*
Making a complaint*
* These Policies have been updated January-April 2020