Playgroup gets top marks

CHILDREN at ABC Childcare have been celebrating this week with “the perfect end” to an “outstanding” academic year.Following their glowing Ofsted report the group has had a fun packed week including a trip to learn all about Indian food and a summer party.

CHILDREN at ABC Childcare have been celebrating this week with “the perfect end” to an “outstanding” academic year.

Following their glowing Ofsted report the group has had a fun packed week including a trip to learn all about Indian food and a summer party.

Amanda Goldsmith, the play leader, said staff and youngsters have “thoroughly enjoyed” the week's activities and are now “excited” about the academic year ahead.

Thirteen children aged five to 14 from the 'free time club' visited the Taj Mahal restaurant on Norwich Road to get an insight into the art of cooking Indian food.

Two chefs were on hand, providing demonstrations and helping the children create their very own curry and Naan bread.

Eleven-year-old Rosie Sutton said: “It was a fantastic trip; I enjoyed seeing how to make a curry.”

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Ms Goldsmith said a big “thank you” to staff at the restaurant for the “fabulous” day, enjoyed by all the children, helping them experience different cultures.

And the pre-school celebrated with a party and bouncy castle.

Julie Bullivant, an early years professional at the centre, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their celebration, to mark our achievements in the last Ofsted inspection.”

The party not only celebrated a successful academic year but marked the retirement of a “valued” member of staff.

Megan Ducker, who has worked at ABC for the last 19 years, said an emotional farewell to everyone.

Ms Goldsmith said: “Everyone at ABC wishes her the very best for her retirement, she will be missed by staff, parents and children.”

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