What Ofsted says about Barnt Green Preschool

  • The manager and staff have a thorough understanding of how well children are developing as a result of their regular precise assessments and careful tracking of their progress. They consistently encourage and take account of parents’ views about their children’s abilities and achievements, as they skilfully identify and plan for children’s next steps for learning.
  • The manager and staff expertly adapt their excellent teaching and use of resources to cater for children’s differing abilities and ways of learning. They ensure learning is both fun and challenging, and children readily respond to their enthusiasm and high expectations.
  • Children are exceptionally well-prepared for starting school. They eagerly join in activities and discussions, and remain focused and purposeful. Children are confident, expressive speakers and highly skilled and resourceful in the way they explore, investigate and tackle problems.
  • There are excellent relationships with parents, other agencies and a local school. These ensure thorough, collaborative approaches to identifying and meeting children’s needs, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities or those who speak English as an additional language. Parents are also fully supported in accessing services available to families with young children.

Parent testimonials

Kiran Clewlow

“My children have thrived at Barnt Green Preschool. The staff are warm, caring and nurturing. The atmosphere is fun yet calm and relaxing. What a gem of a place! Preschool will always hold a special place in our hearts.”

Victoria Blagrove

“We picked Barnt Green preschool over many others we visited – and I’m so glad we did. The children are happy and engaged, Nicola and her team have provided the perfect balance between education and fun, and the staff are so attentive and warm. I leave my daughter knowing she is well looked after and happy.”

Lucy Lloyd-Alum

“I am so thankful for Barnt Green Pre-School, the staff are incredible and my daughter absolutely loves it there. A great start for the transition into school.”

Heather Kemp

“My daughter has never been happier. Her development has rocketed, relationships have flouirished and she is fully prepared for starting school in September. Barnt Green Pre-School is a truly special place.”

Jack’s parents

“This is the most fantastic, creative, well-organised and friendly preschool we’ve ever come across and we’re delighted that our second child will also be attending soon!”

Grace’s parents

“Thank you for everything you’ve done for Grace. She has really grown in confidence and has been so happy attending Barnt Green Preschool.”

Mary Jephcott

“The staff really put the children first and think carefully about how best to entertain them. The children are genuinely nurtured and inspired in a caring environment. It’s certainly the local choice I’d recommend if you’re looking for an environment where your kids can have fun and learn at the same time.” read more