Borough of Poole celebrates achievements in Early Years childcare

The outstanding achievements of childcare providers (childminders, nurseries and pre-schools) in Poole were celebrated at a special event hosted by the Borough’s 0-5s Team at the Civic Centre on Wednesday 26 April.

Awards were presented at the 9th Early Years Celebration Event to Childminders, Nurseries and Pre-schools who have achieved an Outstanding Ofsted inspection outcome since October 2015, as well as to childcare practitioners who have achieved the Borough of Poole Early Years SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) award.

Amanda Gridley, Early Years Services Manager, Children, Young People and Learning, Borough of Poole, offered her congratulations to all the achievers and said: “High quality early years provision makes a huge difference in terms of positive outcomes for children and we thank you all sincerely for the difference that you make to each and every child in your care.”

Vicky Wales, Head of Children, Young People & Learning, Borough of Poole, commented: “We are very fortunate in Poole to be able to offer parents and carers so much choice of good and outstanding provision for their children. The dedication of Poole providers and their commitment to giving high quality care and early education to our youngest children is commendable.”

The national profile of early years and childcare has been raised significantly over the past few years, with a firm emphasis now placed on high quality childcare places to support parents to work.

For further information and help in looking for childcare in Poole please contact Poole Family Information Service on 01202 261999 or visit Poole’s online Family Information Directory (the FID).

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