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Bow Lane Pre-School is 'Outstanding'!

Bow Lane outstandingBow Lane Pre-School is a 'pack-away' setting situated in Lower Morden which cares for children age two to five years old. We opened in September 2010 and during this time the setting has gone from strength to strength. In July 2017 Ofsted visited and we were rated as ‘Outstanding.’

This outcome would not have been possible without the support from an extremely dedicated and hardworking team. With the continuous support of the owner Gaye Hooker, many practitioners have gone on to further develop their professional skills undertaking studies to gain their childcare level 2s and 3s as well as Early Years university degrees.

Practitioners new skills are then used to further support all children within the setting which was highlighted within the Ofsted report “They are supported in their learning by staff who are trained to levels of high expertise.” We also regularly support students from South Thames College by offering placement positions.

As a setting we also strive to build strong partnerships with our parents, this was noted in our Ofsted inspection “Parents are fully involved in children's learning. They say they are 'amazed at how much children learn'”.

We are also extremely lucky to have the support of two local primary schools (Hatfeild Primary School and St John Fisher Primary School) to both of which we offer wrap around care for nursery aged children; these strong partnerships ensure a smooth transition for those children who attend two settings.

A family fun picnic was held on a Saturday in September allowing all practitioners, children and families to celebrate this achievement together! 

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