Children ‘blossom’ at Cromer playgroup - Ofsted

A Cromer playgroup that recently re-opened after a �180,000 revamp is celebrating again after getting a good Ofsted report.

Seaview Playgroup, in North Lodge Park, got a new roof, kitchen and toilets as part of a transformation funded by Norfolk County Council via its Sure Start capital grant.

On June 15, the playgroup, which opened in 1975, was visited by an Ofsted inspector.

A report about the facility, which has 48 children on roll, gave it an overall 'good' grading and said children 'blossom' during their time there.

It said: 'They thoroughly enjoy their time at this welcoming and vibrant setting. Staff are well-qualified, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, creating an effective team that is pro-active in ensuring children are happy, confident and thriving in their learning and development.

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'Staff demonstrate an unquestionable commitment to working in partnership with parents and are developing links with others who provide care and learning for the children.'

The report added: 'Children are enthusiastic and show great enjoyment in what they do. They delight in enticing opportunities offered to play and learn outside.'

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The inspector noted that the children had planted a sensory garden, and said the outdoor area was 'rich and stimulating'.

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