Tuesday, 9 February 2010


A Worcester Park mum has contacted the blog to voice her support for the Doris Venner Pre-School after its early-year provision was branded 'inadequate' and requiring 'immediate improvement' in a recent OFSTED inspection report.

Sue Watkins, whose daughter attends the pre-school in Manor Drive, says she doesn't recognise the inspectors' findings:

"Looking at the recent OFSTED report, you wouldn't think you were reading about the same pre-school.

The report, the 'ridiculous' findings and its total inaccuracies have led to the Manager embarking on a lengthy, substantial and extremely stressful complaint procedure. 

The whole Doris Venner team should be commended on how they run the pre-school, the way they co-ordinate their vast curriculum and more importantly how they ensure the happiness, safety and well being of all our children. 

I know for a fact, irrespective of OFSTED, that it surpasses any of the other local pre-school settings. The children are more sociable, educated and happier than all my friends' children and I am so lucky to have been offered a place for my child. 

I've already had my 2nd child’s name down since he was just 2 months old...and there it stays!

To Maria and the team: keep up the good work, you are doing a fantastic job, and we the parents are here to help you fight!"