We are pleased to announce our Arnott Pre-school has been awarded Outstanding by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, Ofsted.
Arnott received the accolade for exceptional quality of teaching, highlighting early literacy, the strong relationships built between staff and parents, the excellent support for children with special education needs and/or disabilities and being highly committed to safeguarding and protecting children in their care.
Peabody’s Chief Executive, Stephen Howlett said: “I am delighted that Arnott Pre-school has been recognised as Outstanding. The dedication and care staff show is second to none. Ofsted’s strapline is ‘raising standards improving lives’ which is exactly what we aim for and are achieving at both our pre-schools.”
Arnott is the second of two pre-schools belonging to the Peabody Group in Thamesmead which has been awarded ‘Outstanding’. The first, Acorn, was the first pre-school in the London Borough of Bexley to be awarded Outstanding (2007). The setting went on to receive Outstanding again in 2011 with inspectors awarding all 17 areas observed as ‘Grade 1 Outstanding… exceptionally high quality’.
Arnott Pre-school offers affordable childcare to residents of Thamesmead for 39 weeks a year, providing morning and afternoon sessions Monday-Friday during term time.