Thumbs up for Pebbles

THE Pebbles Pre-School group on Shoreham Beach has become one of the first in West Sussex to have a one of the new style Osfsted inspections.

Monday, 1st August 2005, 11:27 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:45 pm

Owner Sharon Barrett said they were visited by inspectors without warning in June and look for things that show what is it like for a child to be there.

The school had to meet five criteria and they were judged to be good overall on all sections.

The report states there are currently 30 children, and the school supports children with special educational needs.

The inspector said: "Children enjoy a worthwhile range of activities which help promote their good health. They enjoy regular physical play, both indoors and outside, using a wide variety of resources."

According to the report, the quality of teaching at Pebbles was good and children are treated with respect and are highly valued.

Mrs Barrett said: "I am absolutely thrilled with this result. It is the result of two years hard work by myself and the wonderful staffing team who are all to be congratulated.

"The inspector was especially impressed with the overall community feel to Pebbles. This term alone the children have benefitted from an Easter service with Father Marcus Ronchetti, a spring fayre and a trip to Coombes Farm for lambing time.

"Being part of the community is a very important part of the Pebbles ethos and we are very fortunate to have the support of a wonderful parent-run fund-raising team and other members of the local community."