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Windmills: OFSTED

OFSTED visited both Crossdale and Keyworth Primary in 2021 to inspect the provision offered by Windmills. Both settings received superb feedback – there are a few selected comments below to give you a flavour of the reports.

Holiday Club at Crossdale:

  • Children benefit from […] staff knowing them and their families exceptionally well.
  • Children's enjoyment is evident in their desire to join in with all activities.
  • Children are extremely happy and safe in the holiday provision environment.
  • Pre-school children relish the attention they receive from the older children, who are on hand to support them.
  • Staff have superb opportunities for professional development.
  • Staff manage children's behaviour well. […] This helps children to play harmoniously alongside each other.
  • Staff have a superb knowledge of all pre-school children and use this to provide and enhance activities that they will enjoy
  • Management and staff demonstrate excellent understanding of the signs and symptoms that may indicate a child's welfare is at risk.
  • Staff ensure that children's safety is high priority.

Read the full report here


Preschool for 2-year-olds at KPNS

  • Leadership and management: Outstanding ; The quality of education- Outstanding
  • Behaviour and attitudes- Outstanding;  Personal development Outstanding
  • Overall effectiveness- Outstanding
  • Children explore with great interest and are highly engaged in the activities available. They play well, both alongside adults and on their own.
  • Children make comments such as, 'I've had the best day ever'
  • Children […] approach staff for comfort and support, knowing they will receive plenty of reassurance.
  • Children behave exceptionally well with their friends.
  • Staff are consistent and fair in the way they help children to understand the high expectations for behaviour.
  • The manager and staff continually strive to improve opportunities for children.
  • Staff's excellent interactions with children, use of questions and rich vocabulary have resulted in some new children making significant progress in speaking.
  • Children are confident independent learners who show high levels of curiosity.
  • Children benefit greatly from sessions in the forest school and opportunities to experience the large open area, encouraging more physical activity.
  • Staff make interactions with the children engaging and enjoyable.
  • Parent partnerships are excellent. The manager and staff know the children and their families incredibly well.
  • Staff […] are completely committed to meeting the needs of each child's learning and development.
  • Staff are extremely vigilant in their supervision of children, and rigorous risk assessments ensure the environment is safe and secure.
  • Staff […] have an excellent understanding of the signs and symptoms of abuse.

Read the full report here