'Exemplary' nursery school in Milton Keynes wins its third glowing Ofsted in a row

An "exemplary" nursery school in Newport Pagnell is celebrating its third outstanding Ofsted in a row.

By Sally Murrer
Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 11:30 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 11:32 am

The Youth Club Pre-School has just received its latest glowing report from Ofsted inspectors, who did not find a single thing to criticise.

They enthused about the happy children, the "exceptionally effective management" and the fact that parents are " overwhelmingly impressed" with the school.

They said: "Children develop exemplary personal and social skills and their behaviour is excellent. Their zest for learning is evident and there is eager, excited anticipation as they wait with their parents at the start of the day. Children form close relationships with their key person as well as with each other. They show their joy when their friends arrive and greet them warmly."

The Youth Club pre-school

Under the new Ofsted inspection framework, introduced in September 2019, it has become increasingly difficult to achieve an outstanding result.

School manager Lyn Cousins said: "For us to achieve this grade again and with a brand new inspection framework is just wonderful. I am immensely proud of all of my staff for their hard work and commitment to providing excellent childcare and education to families in and around Newport Pagnell."

She added: "I would also like to thank our parents for all their support and hard work. They are all amazing."

Chair of the management committee Rachel Cahill said: "To quote the Ofsted inspector – this really is a magnificent achievement. On behalf of the committee and the rest of the parents, we’d like to thank the Youth Club Pre-school team for continuing to deliver an outstanding setting for our children."

Every aspect was praised

The pre-school is based in the town's youth club in Wolverton Road. Children can attend from the age of two and a half until they are ready for primary school.