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Andover’s Scott Centre praised by Ofsted

The Scott Centre, Andover

Ofsted recently visited the Scott Centre in Andover and the outcome gave cause for celebration for the charity based centre.

In assessing the quality of childcare at both the pre-school and schools out clubs, Ofsted rated the centre as good across the board.

The Scott Centre, which uses income to help improve the lives of young people through the charity Youth Options, was particularly praised for the careful monitoring of children’s progress and also for the positive example set by staff.

Ofsted reported that children “demonstrate good behaviour and an increasing awareness of the needs and feelings of others” by having good role models amongst staff. Further praise was given for efforts in encouraging healthy eating and the effective safeguarding processes that are in place.

The Scott Centre, Andover

To support their charitable work, Youth Options childcare work with children and young people across Hampshire and provide breakfast and after-school childcare in addition to the pre-school. Other bases across Andover include Endeavour Primary School and Pilgrims’ Cross Primary School, all of which contribute towards the charity’s work and will be targeting similar praise from Ofsted during their next inspections.

Mark Dixon, Chief Executive at Youth Options, said “We are extremely pleased with the outcome. It recognises the continued hard work of the staff team and shines a positive light on what we offer at Youth Options.”

Most pleasingly, the report highlights the very effective partnership we have with parents and the fact that children leave our pre-school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at school.”

You can find out more about The Scott Centre on their website:

The Scott Centre, Andover