The pre-school has two accreditation schemes to its credit.
The Pre-school Learning Alliance – Accreditation Scheme
1.The accreditation process works towards excellence in which the pre-school reflects on their practice and builds upon the requirements for registration and inspection. There are two broad elements to the process:
- A continuous cycle of assessment and critical review through which the pre-school identifies areas of development and draws up and implements action plans to assure and improve the quality of our care and education.
- External validation of the high standards of the pre-school by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.
Re-accreditation is required after a 3-year period. To ensure standards are maintained we produce an annual report and receive an unannounced visit from an assessor.
We are at present working towards our 3rd re-accreditation. Our previous certificates where presented to us by Nick Hawkins MP and Their Royal Highness the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
2.Effective Early Learning
Our second Accreditation is The Effective Early Learning Project (EEL).
This was accredited by Worcester College and Professor Pascal.
- This accreditation was achieved with mentor’s who delivered the concept to our parents they externally supported the pre-schools progression through the process.
- The cycle consisted of monitoring the children and practitioners interaction and performance, an assessment of this defined action points for the pre-school to draw up and implement.
- A full evaluation of the pre-school and its practice was the end product which formed the information that was essential to achieve the EEL accreditation.