Kennett pre-school gets ‘good’ report

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A Kennett pre-school has been rated good by government inspectors.

Little Learners, which is based in Station Road, was first registered in 2009 and at its previous inspection in December last year was said to need improvement. However following its most recent application last month, inspectors have upped its rating.

Inspector Lynn Clements said staff at the pre-school had high expectations of the children and provided “well planned challenges” which promoted learning progress.

Partnerships with parents and other professionals were also praised for ensuring the youngsters got the support and continuity of care and learning they needed.

“All staff have a good understanding of their responsibility to protect children from harm,” said the inspector.

“Robust procedures are implemented, in relation to staff recruitment and safeguarding children , to make sure they remain -protected from harm and unsuitable adults.”

The school which currently caters for 11 children, with 12 places on its roll, has four members of staff and the school owner acts as manager.

“The overall quality of teaching is good. Staff are sensitive to the individual learning needs of each child in the pre-school. They organise purposeful activities which support children’s acquisition of knowledge and skills,” said the report.

“The good organisation of the pre-school both inside and out, provides children with a wide range of interesting learning opportunites.”