Outstanding view of vital centre
A CHILDREN’S centre has been rated outstanding in its annual review by the Peterborough’s Children’s Trust.
In a survey of parents carrried out by Peterborough City Council’s Orton Children’s Centre, in Orton Malborne, for children aged up to five, 98 per cent said they were satisfied with the quality of services offered at the centre and 73 per cent were very satisfied.
When parents were asked what difference the centre has made to their families lives, one parent said: “This has made a massive difference.
“My daughter has made many new friends.
She added: “She’s much more confident and loves playing with the other children.”
Each year children’s centres complete a self-evaluation form, grading aspects of their work as outstanding, good, satisfactory or inadequate.
The self-evaluation form is then presented to senior managers within Peterborough’s Children’s Trust who review each centre’s progress and agree the grades awarded.
Lynda Davies, the council’s manager of the centre, said: “This is a tremendous achievement for the staff and partners of the children’s centre.”
Councillor Sheila Scott, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “This shows it is providing children and their families with an outstanding service.”