Westfield Community Centre is celebrating after a ‘good’ grade from Ofsted. Westfield Community Centre staff and management were delighted with the result.
Head of Centre, Dave Roberts said “this is a brilliant result for the community centre child care services, not least because we have shown that we have been able to maintain our very good standards during 5 years of austerity and the loss of £100,000’s of financial support from the County Council since we were last inspected. This success clearly reflects the dedication, commitment and professionalism of our child care staff at the Westfield Nursery, Pre-school and Kids Club.’’
Child care provision at the centre was inspected without notice and received the impressive grade in all areas of the inspection framework. The inspectors reported that;
“The managers and staff are well qualified and have a good understanding of how to support children’s learning and development and that this results in good quality teaching and children who are well prepared for school.”
“Relationships with parents, carers and the local schools are strong. Consequently when children move through the nursery and pre-school onto school their individual care and educational needs are met well”
‘’The managers are well motivated and there are firm plans in place to secure continuous improvement. In addition the Association’s leadership team offer good challenge and direction, resulting in staff raising the achievement of children’’
‘’Keeping children safe on site and on outings is given a good priority. All staff have a good understanding of safe guarding policies and procedures and how to implement them.’’
David Peake, Chairperson of The Westfield CDA, who was also interviewed as part of the inspection process said “The Board of Trustees are really pleased that the hard work and dedication of the staff at Westfield Community Centre has been recognised by Ofsted and we look forward to continuing progress in the future”