An "Outstanding" Children's Centre
Sure Start Palfrey Children’s Centre have been commended by Ofsted for the quality of its provision on a number of occasions...
In July 2010, Sure Start Palfrey Children’s Centre set a unique benchmark by becoming the first Children’s Centre in the country to receive “Outstanding” in every area of the OFSTED inspection framework.
Inspectors reported that the outcomes for users of the Centre were “outstanding” with families benefiting from an “extensive range of excellent services that have been very carefully personalised to meet the needs of individuals and families” Of particular merit was the way in which the Centre’s “excellent team of very well trained workers” were able to match their “thorough understanding” of the community and its families very well to the services on offer.
Following on from this, Sure Start Palfrey Children’s Centre achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the only Centre in the country to date with two “Outstanding” Ofsted judgements to it’s name in its July 2015 inspection. The access to services by young children and families, the quality of practice and services and the effectiveness of leadership, governance and management were all rated as “Outstanding” by the Ofsted inspectors.