More exciting tasks required at pre-school


A pre-school ‘requires improvement’ according to Ofsted inspectors.

The report of Arlesey Pre-school’s January inspection, in which it received this grade, has just been published. It says: “Children enjoy their time at the setting and have positive relationships with practitioners.

“Practitioners are diligent in making written observations of children as they play, assessing the information and keeping an appropriate record of children’s interests and next steps.

“However, they do not always use information effectively to inform daily planning.”

This means that some activities are not exciting, challenging or stimulating.

The children should be given a greater range of resources in the outdoor area.

However, the report says: “Practitioners work in partnership with the management committee and develop realistic plans for the further development of the setting.

“This supports continuing improvement in the provision for children.”

And it adds: “Children’s welfare and safety are promoted as safeguarding procedures and risk assessments are regularly reviewed.”