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Parent questionnaire results 2015

The parent questionnaire took place during March 2015.  We received 21 completed questionnaires.  So thank you to everyone who took the time to complete them.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to provide parents with an opportunity to provide us with feedback on a variety of issues so we can improve the services we offer to you and your child.  The questionnaire also helps us with our Self Evaluation Form (SEF) which is a requirement from Ofsted which we must complete each year .

Key to Results – SA = Strongly Agree    A = Agree    Neither Agree/Disagree = NAD   Disagree = D  Strongly Disagree = SD

Questions & feedback:


  • My child is happy at pre-school
    SA = 71%   A= 29%
  • My child enjoys the activities at Ide Hill Pre-school
    SA = 71%    A = 29%
  • I am happy with the quality of care my child receives
    SA = 76%  A= 24%
  • My child talks positively about their day at pre-school
    SA=71%    A=29%
  • My ideas and skills are valued in the setting
    SA= 68%  A=32%
  • My child is supported to fully meet their potential
    SA=79% A=21% 
  • Children’s interests are taken into account
    SA=76%  A=24%
  • There are a wide range of activities available to meet children’s needs
    SA=89%  A=11%
  • My child is encouraged to be healthy
    SA=75% A=25%
  • I feel happy approaching staff for help and support
    SA=90%  A =10%
  • I feel comfortable appoaching my key person to tak about my child’s needs
    SA=90%  A=10%
  • Ide Hill Pre-school is a safe place for children to attend
    SA=75%   A= 25%
  • The setting is stimulating for children
    SA=85%   A= 15%
  • I like the idea of a small allotment in the garden for the children to grow fruit and vegetables in
    SA=90%  A=10%
  • I can see the benefits of my child attending Forest School regularly
    SA= 84%  A= 16%
  • Staff treat children well
    SA=90%  A=10%
  • Staff are approachable and make time to listen to my concerns
    SA=90% A=10%
  • I am confident that staff are well qualitifed
    SA=86% A=14%
  • I know if my child is struggling they are being helped appropriately
    SA 90%  A= 10%
  • Staff deal with my concerns appropriately
    SA=80%  A=20% 
  • The Manager is approachable and helpful
    SA=90% A = 10%
  • The pre-school team is lead well and work well together
    SA=80%  A=20%
  • I am given the oppportunity to speak openly about anything that concerns me
    SA=80%  A= 20%

Comments received from parents:

“I am so very happy with the school and the hard work put in by the team to help in my son’s education. He often comes home with a nugget of information that will stop us in our tracks and when we ask where he learnt it, he replies “Mrs Money’s school.” It’s not all about drawing and playing cars (which I know is important too) which so many other settings seem to be. It’s about him enjoying learning and we thank you.”
“My child’s key person knows my son really well and so do the rest of the staff. You have taken a lot of time to know him and I am grateful for that.”
“The weekly email list of activities is helpful. The daily whiteboard update is informative.”
“Ella’s key person is amazing at communicating.”
“The pre-school always looks great. I can’t believe you have to set it up every day. Such hard work – but so amazing.”
“My son loves Forest School and talks about it animatedly.”
“I think the staff you have are second to none. They are always warm, friendly, smiley and helpful.”
“The team are amazing all so caring, and knowledgeable about my child and others within the pre-school. If there is a problem I know I can talk to them and if they have a problem with my child I know I will be told about it straight away.”
“Great happy ladies.”
“Ide Hill Pre-school is amazing. I am not so sure my daughter would have been so confident if she hadn’t joined.”
“The staff are the kindest, most caring professionals I have met in a child care setting. Very happy my son has the opportunity to attend the pre-school.”
“The team are doing a great job. They worked so hard to make the Nativity a great success. Well done.”
“I honestly think the service that you provide is excellent and would struggle to think of a way that it could be improved.”
“The staff make the pre-school.”

Thank you to everybody involved in our questionnaire.  Our next major project is to fund an outdoor shelter for the children.  All ideas, suggestions as always very welcome.