Playgroup must make changes as inspectors find children are not challenged

Potterspury Pre-School Playgroup
Potterspury Pre-School Playgroup

A playgroup has been told to make improvements after government inspectors found committee changes are not being reported and children are not being challenged.

Potterspury Pre-School Playgroup was visited by Ofsted who rated it as ‘requires improvement’ – the second lowest grading.

The report said failing to let the government know about committee changes ‘compromises the effective management of the pre-school’.

It also said staff do not always provide the older, more able children with a ‘wide range of well-planned activities that challenge and interest them’.

As a result, children’s interest is not always sustained, their behaviour worsens and they do not learn.

And when it comes to playtime, inspectors found staff fail to provide a wide range of activities and resources to ‘captivate and stimulate’ the children.

The playgroup, which was rated as ‘good’ at its last inspection in 2012, has six members of staff who look after 31 children aged up to 17.

Ofsted has asked the centre to ensure it is told about any changes of circumstances as soon as they happen and no later than 14 working days after they occur – a compulsory part of the Childcare Register.

It also needs the name, date of birth, address and telephone number of any member of the committee members.

The pre-school was unavailable for comment.