Springboard was last inspected in February 2022 and we are pleased to be awarded ‘Outstanding’.

This provision is outstanding-

  • Children thrive in this welcoming, inclusive environment. It feels like a family,
    where everyone cares for each other and the smallest achievements are excitably
    celebrated. The highly motivated, enthusiastic practitioners are led by an
    inspirational manager and leadership team. Children calmly arrive at the setting,
    and are supported to settle in their own time. Parents confidently leave them in the
    care of the warm, experienced practitioners.
  • Children have fantastic consistency of care. The pre-school works very closely
    with other settings that children attend. For example, practitioners from the
    other settings are invited in to access specialist training, and practitioners speak
    on the phone, sharing relevant and useful information about children.
  • Parents cannot praise the setting enough. They feel confident leaving their
    children, and say the manager and practitioners go ‘above and beyond’,
    supporting them with all aspects of their family life. For example, the setting
    runs ‘Saturdads’, which gives dads a place to come with their children, meet
    other dads in a similar situation, and speak to practitioners.
  • Practitioners know the children and families extremely well and children are
    skilfully supported in their learning. Practitioners’ interactions are of a high
    quality. They are incredibly enthusiastic and clearly love what they do. They use
    highly successful strategies to keep children’s interest and help them to be as
    deeply engaged as possible.

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