The Hollies Pre-school, Poynton was inspected under the new inspection framework on 16th January 2020.  

They have achieved the ‘Outstanding’ grade in all four areas: The Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development and Leadership and Management.

The inspector said ‘Children thrive and develop extremely positive attitudes towards learning at this warm, welcoming and vibrant pre-school.  Children eagerly and excitedly explore the wonderful opportunities available and play harmoniously with their friends. Children’s behaviour is exemplary. They have an astute understanding of the rules and expectations and are supported by staff who are excellent role models’.

When reporting about the staff she said ‘Staff have exceedingly high expectations of what children can achieve. Children receive excellent support from the very attentive staff team, who differentiate activities and extend children’s learning at every opportunity. Staff use exceptional teaching skills to ignite and infuse children’s passion for learning.  This outstanding practice ensures that all children make exceptional progress in all aspects of their learning’.

The manager, Debbie Moore-Grundy, said ‘We are all thrilled and extremely proud of our achievement.  The inspector has captured the ethos of The Hollies and recognised the commitment and dedication of all our staff’.