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WAES Pimlico Creche Rated Outstanding by Ofsted

WAES’s Pimlico Creche has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted following its inspection on 28 November 2023, for which the report has now been published.

The provision was rated Outstanding in all areas, including the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.

The report highlights the staff’s nurturing approach, high expectations for behaviour, and a “rich and inspiring curriculum” that fosters children’s independence and love of learning. The team was also commended for their efforts to engage parents and develop strong partnerships, noting “the delight of parents with the rapid progress made by their children”.

It is wonderful to see that my team’s hard work and commitment to high-quality childcare have been recognised by Ofsted. We are proud to work extensively with our partners across Westminster, including the Early Years team and Family Hubs, to ensure our children are supported in their vital early years.“- Carol Glasgow, Childcare and Early Years Manager at WAES

The approach to welfare was also praised, with “the support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) being exceptional”. Overall, the report reflects the creche’s commitment to providing high-quality early years education and care.

This outcome is a testament to the team’s unwavering commitment to using a child-centred approach, creating an inspiring learning environment where children flourish and prepare for their next steps. I am truly delighted with the outcome, as access to high-quality childcare can be a major barrier for adult learners progressing and achieving. It is fantastic to be recognised for providing outstanding learning for the children in our care, alongside supporting their parents to gain the skills that they need.Arinola Edeh, WAES Principal