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Children enjoy excellent opportunities to play and learn at Pentrechwyth Flying Start

YOUNG children attending the Ladybirds Flying Start at Pentrechwyth School enjoy excellent opportunities to play and learn in a secure and happy environment that gives them the best possible start, according to inspectors.

Ladybirds Flying Start at Pentrechwyth School

The service has been rated as excellent in all four inspection areas of wellbeing; care and development; environment and leadership and management by Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW).

In its report that has been published this week, CIW said children are thriving and developing in a service that provides them with a broad range of play and learning opportunities.

Staff are professional, motivated and extremely effective in supporting the children's needs and the environment is very welcoming and well designed with an excellent range of resources and equipment.

Inspectors added: "There are strong partnerships in place with parents, other professionals, agencies and the wider community."

Ladybirds Pentrechwyth Flying Start provides care for up to 16 children aged two to three and offers two sessions a day.

Children attending establish firm friendships, enjoy plenty of outdoor learning activities in very safe surroundings and there is a strong ethos of listening to their views and promoting self-worth.

Parents are highly satisfied with the service and have regular opportunities to visit for updates on their child's progress.

Allison Christopherson, Headteacher at Pentrechwyth Primary School, said: "I'm extremely proud of this inspection report which is a true reflection of the Ladybirds staff, the parents and the wonderful children who attend the Flying Start.

"I was really pleased that the inspectors highlighted the strong relationship we have with parents and I'm sure they will be as delighted as we are with the findings."

Cllr Elliott King, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "I would like to congratulate everyone associated with Ladybirds Flying Start on this outstanding report.

"To be judged as excellent across the board is a rarity and shows young children in Pentrechwyth are getting the best possible start to life. Thank you to all those involved."

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