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POSITIVE REPORT: Yorke Mead in Croxley Green receives ‘Good’ rating

 Published on: 2nd October 2019   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Yorke Mead School in Croxley Green along with Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) are celebrating after their Playscheme facility received a Good Ofsted rating. 

The Playscheme is a TRDC initiative based at Yorke Mead and it opens its doors to children from Reception through to Year 6 during the school holidays. 

Activities at the Playscheme include arts and crafts, music workshops, face painting, cooking, themed days, den building, football, dodge ball and loads more.

The Yorke Mead scheme is Ofsted registered and led to the grading of Good following a recent inspection.

The Ofsted inspection report of the scheme at Yorke Mead said: “Staff provide good opportunities for children to develop their physical skills. For example, children have fun and engage for long periods of time with a parachute game. Staff join in with the games and their interactions are good.

“Children develop strong bonds and attachments with the staff. They form effective friendships with other children and demonstrate that they are happy and settled.

“Children are confident. For example, they share their own holiday experiences with their friends during water-play activities.”

However, the inspection advised on where there is room for improvement.

It said: “Staff do not always give children enough opportunities to make independent choices about what they play with.

“There is scope to improve the two-way flow of information with parents so that they are kept more up to date with the running of the provision.”

Three Rivers cabinet member responsible for leisure, Chris Lloyd, said: “The service we offer provides many families with much-need 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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