Playgroup sees its Ofsted rating fall


A playgroup has seen its Ofsted rating drop from ‘outstanding’ to ‘good’.

Ladybirds Preschool Playgroup, based at Ticehurst and Flimwell Primary School, was visited by inspector Sue Suleyman on November 24 and her findings were published on December 15.

Ms Suleyman praised the high expectations and strong leadership shown by the manager as well as the quality of teaching and the playgroup’s relationship with parents.

Looking at areas which needed improvement if Ladybirds was to regain its ‘outstanding’ rating, she said staff did not extend children’s learning by building on what they already knew; nor did they always help children to develop ideas and to find solutions to solve problems.

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