Puddleducks Playgroup in Mulbarton, near Wymondham, is a good place to be for its youngsters

Staff and children from puddleduckes pre-school, Mulbarton celebrate a good Ofsted report.PHOTO: Nic

Staff and children from puddleduckes pre-school, Mulbarton celebrate a good Ofsted report.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Staff at a village playgroup have been praised during its latest Ofsted inspection in which it was rated as 'good'.

Staff and children from puddleduckes pre-school, Mulbarton celebrate a good Ofsted report.PHOTO: Nic

Staff and children from puddleduckes pre-school, Mulbarton celebrate a good Ofsted report.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

In the report, staff at Puddleducks Playgroup, in Mulbarton, near Wymondham, were praised for their 'strong leadership and management' and also their 'enthusiastic' approach which made 'learning fun'.

The report also said: 'Where there are concerns about children's development, parents and staff work closely

together to support their individual needs.

'Parents comment positively about the playgroup, the opportunities available to children and the good progress children make.'

Staff and children at Puddleducks in Mulbarton. Picture: Nick Butcher

Staff and children at Puddleducks in Mulbarton. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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The playgroup, which earlier this year celebrated its 25th anniversary and

has 55 children aged two to four-years-old, was last inspected in 2012 and was rated as 'good'.

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Inspectors, which visited the playgroup in September, said children 'have good quality experiences to learn about life beyond the setting'.

Sarah Haddon, outgoing chairman of Puddleducks, said: 'We are really pleased with the outcome

of the inspection, and confirmed what we already knew - that the biggest asset of our playgroup is our staff.

'They are a brilliant team, who always have the children's care and wellbeing at the forefront of everything they do.'

The report recommends the playgroup explore further ways to support staff in developing their teaching skills to the highest level.

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