Gosport kids are well cared for at pre-school

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A PRE-SCHOOL which encourages children to set the agenda has been rewarded with a good Ofsted grade.

Woodcot Community pre-school, in Gosport, was praised for its strong emphasis on using children’s interests to set topics to help them learn new skills.

For example, boys’ interest in transport helps them to compare the size and colour of toy vehicles – which they use as a basis before learning more from non-fiction books.

And the inspector noted staff using fun activities such as chanting rhymes to engage children’s interest in letter sounds and trying to spell new words with plastic letters.

The report read: ‘The manager provides very strong leadership and works with an enthusiastic team who enjoy working with the children and are fully committed to providing the best for them.

‘Children are exceptionally well cared for. Well-planned activities ensure children make good progress in all areas of learning.’

There are currently 30 children up to the age of five on the roll.