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Spring 2020 adjustment week

Adjustment week will open for entry from Monday 3 February with submission now taking place in week commencing Monday 16 March 2020.

This has been moved to be later in the period to allow for any possible changes to your funding return and to ensure extra time for the progress data to be collected.

Hertfordshire childcare sufficiency parent survey

Hertfordshire County Council is required to produce an annual childcare sufficiency report that is made available to the public. The report enables the council to understand the current market position across Hertfordshire for childcare.

The results of this survey will help us to plan for sufficient childcare places across Hertfordshire for all families.

Please cascade the link/QR code to parents to complete.

https://bit.ly/2R0ETPW

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Provider survey – Hertfordshire childcare sufficiency

Hertfordshire County Council is required to produce an annual childcare sufficiency report that is made available to the public. The report enables the council to understand the current market position across Hertfordshire for childcare. The results of this survey will help us to:

  • establish the sufficiency of places across Hertfordshire
  • support the sustainability of places in Hertfordshire
  • support the development of places where needed.

Please complete this survey.

Ofsted outstanding hat-trick for Welwyn Garden City Pre-School

The Commons Pre-School, Breakfast and After School Club is celebrating its recent ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted judgement, scoring it an impressive ‘Outstanding hat-trick’ following its previous inspections in 2011 and 2015.

The setting based in the Annexe building at Howland’s Baptist Church is one of four Pre-Schools in the ‘Above & Beyond Childcare Group’ co-owned by Claire Mason and Tina Covill and is managed day-to-day by Karina Saunders.

The co-owners say: “Our quartet of local WGC Pre-Schools are having double celebrations today as this latest grading at The Commons Pre-School means that all four settings in the group are ‘Ofsted Outstanding’, which is a phenomenal achievement at a time when inspections are becoming tougher and a new framework has just been introduced in September 2019.”

The other provisions in the group include Attimore Barn and Hardings Pre-School in Panshanger and Knightsfield Pre-Schoolers in AL8.

Staff at The Commons Pre-School were praised by the Ofsted inspector for; “being highly skilled and attentive” and outstanding judgements were awarded for across the board for;

  • the quality of education
  • children’s behaviour and attitudes
  • children’s personal development and
  • leadership and management of the setting.

Karina Saunders, manager, adds: “We are thrilled with this Ofsted award as it really reflects all the hard work, dedication and commitment put in by the team.”

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