Playgroup’s big step to ‘good’ in just six months

CELEBRATIONS have been taking place after Winslow Playgroup received a positive result in its latest Ofsted report to complete an impressive turnaround.

Following an inspection in April, the group’s rating has leapt from inadequate to good since the previous Ofsted visit in October.

The latest report rates the playgroup as ‘good’ in all 17 areas inspected.

It says: “The nursery provides a stimulating and exciting learning environment both inside and out.”

Playgroup leader Judith Majaika said: “In six months we’ve turned it round from‘inadequate to good.

“It was the same inspector who came round and did the inspection.

“She was delighted to see how much improvement we’ve made.”

The playgroup, based in Winslow Youth Centre, has now moved into the upstairs of the building, rather than spreading over both floors.

If the town council’s ambition to take over responsibility for the youth centre building goes ahead, the plan would be to carry out minor interior alterations so the playgroup could be self-contained on the ground floor, with direct access to the enclosed outdoor play area.