Feedback from Service Users

“The Pre-Ofsted enabled the staff to be confident in their interview with the inspector and all paperwork was relevant and in place. We feel the Early Years team are a great benefit to settings as they give high quality advice and support to managers and all staff members.”

Michelle Jones – St Thomas Pre-school (Pre Ofsted support)

“The Early Years team do a fantastic job!! I can categorically say they have NEVER not been able to resolve a query or answer a question. Their knowledge is vast and their sense of humour is immense. I thank them so very much.”

Joan Mort – Woodfold Fledglings (Setting Support)

“I enjoyed the training and the resources were fabulous, the activities worked really well in our setting and the children benefited from the project. The assessment process was also fabulous and we have been able to use this with other children. We are now running the programme again.”

Heather Roberts – Starbrite Nursery (Early Talk Boost Project)

“The best, engaging course I’ve been on. Very keen to follow up.”

St. Bernadette’s (Learning to Learn)

“After being placed in ‘Special Measures’, St Mark’s received incredible early years support from Wigan Council’s ELCC team. Through the implementation of a sustainable model for improvement, standards of provision have improved significantly to move the school into a position where staff at St Mark’s are now used as sources of expertise and outcomes are strong.”

Rachael Coulthard - The Wings’ CE Trust (CEO/Executive Headteacher)

“The Early Years Conferences for the last two years have been extremely well attended. The workshop style delivery ensures practitioners have time to receive high quality CPD whilst at the same time being able to reflect on their own practice. High profile speakers alongside sharing of practice from Wigan’s own settings/schools lends to an excellent balance of delivery.”

Ruth Houghton - Westfield Community Primary (Conference Quote)

“Ideas that have been shared helping to drive projects and initiatives to improve target outcomes within our locality. Parents In Partnership, Ready, Steady Play and Monster Maths will be delivered next year with the continued support of the Early Learning Childcare Care Team.”

Jane Mulqueeny – Start Well Family Centre (Qualified Teacher)

“The audit ensured we focused on the areas that were a priority for us to move forward as a team. The staff felt encouraged and supported and the impact of the training we had was immense. Our EYFS team became stronger, more knowledgeable and ultimately the children benefitted from this support.”

Nicola Goulding – St Catharine’s CE Primary (Headteacher on impact of audit)

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