Park Gate pre-school told to improve by Ofsted

A PRE-SCHOOL is being urged to improve following a visit from an Ofsted inspector.

Thursday, 5th January 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:00 pm

Funtime Pre-School, based at St Margaret Mary Church Hall in Middle Road, Park Gate, has been rated ‘requires improvement’ by inspector Vanessa Dooley following her visit on December 5.

The pre-school was previously rated ‘good’ in an inspection in July 2013. However, the inspector has lowered the rating due to concerns over the manager and how the pre-school self-evaluates itself.

Ms Dooley said in her December 29 report: ‘The provider has not implemented an effective system to provide the manager with regular training, support and coaching.

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‘In addition, the manager has not completed supervision meetings with all staff to help them develop their practice further.’

She did praise the pre-school, stating: ‘Children are emotionally secure, they form positive relationships with staff and other children.

‘Staff monitor children’s achievements regularly and children make good progress.’