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Three Rivers celebrates “good” news from Ofsted

17th September 2019

Three Rivers celebrated a ‘Good’ grading from Ofsted for their Playschemes.  

St Paul’s, Hunton Bridge, was highlighted for how children are given opportunities to be creative, are supported by the staff well with further materials, have lots of encouragement and engagement in activities that interest them. 

Children are keen to express their ideas, learn how to develop healthy lifestyles and show remarkable skills in engaging in friendly games. The staff also provide a safe and secure environment for the children.  

Yorke Mead, Croxley Green, report emphasised that the children enjoy coming to Playschemes, they chat happily, laugh, have fun and engage in age-appropriate activities. Staff motivate children, ensure that activities meet the children’s interests and that they have sufficient time and space to problem solve safely. Staff praise the children, engage them in conversations and listen to what they say. 

The parent’s feedback was also positive; they commented on how happy, safe, secure and settled their children are.  

Sara Bedford, Leader of Three Rivers District Council, said: “We are delighted with the outcome. The feedback received reflects the high quality of provision provided to the children and the wider community.” 

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, added: “The service we offer provides many families with much-needed childcare during the summer holidays. Children can take part in a variety of activities. The Ofsted report shows that we put their needs first.” 

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