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The Bee Hive Clubs Pre - School & After School

Press release date: June 2010

Further information: Maria – pre-school leader (07791 639042)

Broad Hinton Preschool Celebrates its Good Ofsted Grading

The Preschool based at Broad Hinton Primary School, near Swindon, has passed its recent Ofsted inspection with flying colours.

The Preschool opened on the 1st September 2009, for children aged 2 – 5 years old, offering 20 places,

with the NEG funding scheme available.

Overall Effectiveness of the Early Years Provision is GOOD.

“Children’s individual needs and interests are valued and responded to through observation. A wide variety of activities, both those led by adults and those children do independently ensure that all children are able to make good progress.” Extract from report

The effectiveness of leadership and management are GOOD

“Parents and carers speak positively about their child’s experiences... Links with the school are strong. The commitment of the manager ensures that staff are well-motivated to improve the outcomes for children. The small numbers in the group mean that the staff come to know the children and their families well” Extract from report

The quality and standards of the provision and outcomes for children are GOOD

Children thoroughly enjoy their time in the playgroup, confidently make independent choices... Children are encouraged to gain independence... Children’s safety and well-being are given high priority... Staff are knowledgeable... secure and safe... Children are prepared well for the transition to school” Extract from report

The staff have worked hard over the past year to create a warm and friendly Preschool that the children really enjoy attending. Parents appreciate our strong ethos on partnership working. Whilst our excellent links with the Primary School and Local Authority, with the support we receive, have helped us to achieve this fantastic result in our first year. We are therefore absolutely thrilled with our “Good” rating in all areas.  

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Notes for editors

The Preschool (OFSTED registered) opened in September 2009, cares for young children from Broad Hinton and the surrounding villages in a small and friendly, rural village setting.


Provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which each child is encouraged to fulfill his/her potential.

Build and maintain children's confidence in happy and caring surroundings.

Build a close bond with the child and his/her parent.

We offer a curriculum that enables children to progress towards the early learning goals identified for the foundation stage.

The pre-school offers children:

Individual care and attention from committed professional staff.

The support of a designated personal key worker.

Fun, play and friendship with other children and adults.

Session Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 9am – 11.30am or 12 noon (Term Time)
We are currently taking enquiries to ascertain if there is a need for either Lunch club or extension into afternoon sessions.