Stepping Stones Pre School has been rated as Outstanding in all categories by OFSTED – the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
West Smethwick Enterprise was established as a Charity in 1999 and now manages a range of pre school and family support services across the local area and employs over 30 staff in 4 separate locations.
It’s Chief Executive Officer, Sue Raisin Jones has paid tribute to her staff.
Quoting from the Ofsted Report she agrees that the partnership created between staff, parents , children and ultimately the local community is truly outstanding.
“ We operate in one of the most deprived and multi cultural communities in the United Kingdom with young families experiencing multiple challenges on a day to day basis. The level of integration and personal development of both parents and children managed by the expertise and commitment of our staff is truly amazing and I am really proud of what they have achieved.
We focus our efforts on training and support of staff and are backed up by a management committee who all provide their time and expertise on a voluntary basis to assist the operation”
As one of the larger employers within the Smethwick area WSE are now looking for additional premises in the local area to accommodate their administrative staff and provide additional training facilities for staff and parents.
Sue Raisin Jones concludes
“The contribution to the local economy made by voluntary organisations often goes unrecognised. Without organisations like West Smethwick Enterprise many parents would be unable to access these important services. West Smethwick Enterprise provides provision which is a vital stepping stone for children as they prepare for full time education”
For further information please contact our team on 0121 565 3209