On starting Goslings Playgroup each child will be assigned a key worker who will monitor the childâs progress, maintain detailed records of their achievement and communicate with parents and carers.
Key workers build strong links with children and quickly develop their relationships throughout the induction process.
Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines are followed to plan the activities for our sessions and to help children progress in their learning and development.
Goslings playgroup has a team of 12 staff, who are experienced in working with young children:
|Sarah Pearson||Playgroup Leader, SENCO||Early Years Care and Education NVQ Level 3 - September 2000|
|Alison Searle||Deputy Playgroup Leader||Childrens Care, Learning and Development NVQ Level 3 - March 2009|
|Ginette Oaten||Senior Playgroup Assisstant||Childrens Care, Learning and Development NVQ Level 3- July 2010|
|Cheryl Wilson||Playgroup Assistant||Early Years Care and Education NVQ Level 3 - July 2002|
|Kathleen Brandon||Playgroup Assistant||Early Years Care and Education NVQ Level 3 - July 2002|
|Alice Grice||Playgroup Assistant||Early Years Care and Education NVQ Level 3 - October 2000|
|Smita Chandarana||Playgroup Assistant||Advanced Certificate in Child Care and Education National Assoc. for Maternal and Child Welfare 1997|
|Ruth Fletcher||Playgroup Assistant||Childrens and Young peoples Workforce NVQ Level 3 - July 2013.|
|Sonia Nellis||Playgroup Assisstant||NNEB - July 1994|
|Gayle Fitter||Playgroup Assistant||Childrens and Young peoples Workforce NVQ Level 3 - June 2013.|
|Claire Parkhouse||Playgroup Assistant||Childrens and Young peoples Workforce NVQ Level 3. May 2015|
|Angela Lane||Playgroup Assistant||In house Training completed.|
- Induction process focuses on quickly developing adult and child relationships
- Staff trained on a regular basis
- Support children who speak English as an additional language
- Dedicated staff for Child Protection
- Dedicated staff for supporting children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and to ensure full involvement within the educational programme
- Staff familiar with the special education code of practice
Occasionally other professionals may attend our playgroup including Health Care Workers and Educationalists and College Students on placements for Child Care and Education courses.
What do Ofsted think?
Teaching is good. Staff have a thorough understanding of how to promote children's learning and development through observations, assessments and planning. They use effective teaching strategies, such as open-ended questioning to encourage children's thoughts and ideas