Awarded Outstanding by Ofsted 2014

Bus Stop Pre School Bookham Ofsted Outstanding"Children are highly motivated and show great enthusiasm as they play and learn." "Children thrive in this welcoming, vibrant and nurturing pre-school setting."

"Exceedingly good use is made of the outdoor learning environment where staff have established Forest School experiences creating a magical sense of wonder in the play experiences they offer to children. "

LOTC Gold Award 2015

Bus Stop has been awarded a Gold LOTC award for providing "quality educational experiences beyond the classroom walls".

The only pre-school Gold award in Surrey for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Ofsted

Bus Stop Pre School Bookham Ofsted OutstandingBus Stop has been inspected three times by Ofsted since opening. We have been inspected in 2006, 2010, 2012 and and more recently in 2014. Follow the links below for a PDF file of the report or the Ofsted Website.

Ofsted Bus stop pre-school reports


Ofsted 2014

Provision is Outstanding

2014 Bus Stop  Ofsted Report 2014

  • Children make rapid progress based on their starting points and are extremely well prepared for their future learning because the quality of teaching is high.
  • Staff provide rich, varied and imaginative experiences for children and they have a very good understanding of how they learn. Planning is extremely effective and seen as
  • integral in supporting children's individual interests and the next steps in learning.
  • The key person system is highly effective to ensure accurate assessments of children's ongoing progress and identification and support of children's specific needs.
  • Exceedingly good use is made of the outdoor learning environment where staff have established Forest School experiences creating a magical sense of wonder in the play experiences they offer to children.
  • Partnerships with parents are very strong, which supports continuity in children's individual learning and development.



  • Ofsted 2012

    Provision is Good

    2012 Ofsted Report PDF

  • There is a warm, friendly atmosphere,characterised by busy,well occupied and happy children who enjoy the time they spend at this welcoming early years setting.
  • Children are interested,active learners who benefit from an appealing and stimulating learning environment and the effective support they receive from skilful and enthusiastic practitioners.
  • Practitioners establish strong partnerships with parents and engage them fully in their children's learning.They are actively encouraged to share their knowledge about their children's interests and learning at home,for example by completing home observation sheets.
  • The programme for understanding the world is varied and offers children very good opportunities to learn about nature and wildlife,and to explore different environments in the community.
  • Unhurried and relaxed forest school expereinces bring a magical dimension to all aspects of children's learning.
  • Ofsted 2010

    Ofsted graded Early years provision at Bus Stop overall as Good (provision is strong)

    2010 Ofsted Report PDF

    2010 Report Quotes

  • Parents are effusive in their praise of the pre-school and state that it is 'brilliant' and 'the best place ever'.

    Children are very happy and are making very good progress with their learning at the pre-school, where they are sensitively supported by kind, caring staff.

  • Children's behaviour is excellent.
  • Children are confident and develop in self-esteem through the praise and encouragement they receive from staff as they play.
  • Children are totally relaxed within the pre-school and have excellent relationships with staff who they readily turn to for support, showing they feel safe and secure in their care.
  • They develop an understanding of their local community through outings to places, such as the greengrocers and a local care home, and through woodland walks and going on a bug hunt.