A PRE-school has received a lower Ofsted review after a previous ‘good’ rating. 

Sunningdale Pre-School, on Church Road, Sunningdale, received a ‘Requires improvement’ rating in the report, which was published on October 27.

In the ‘effectiveness of the leadership and management’, ‘quality of teaching, learning and assessment’, and ‘outcomes for children’ categories, the pre-school scored a ‘requires improvement’.

When it comes to ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’, the school scored ‘good’.

The report states: “Leaders do not fully meet the early years learning and development requirements. 

They share useful information with parents about their children’s development. 

“However, they do not complete the required written progress checks for two-year-old children, to ensure all children make consistently good progress.

“The manager does not consistently monitor staff closely enough to make sure they have a good understanding of all aspects of their role.

“At times, staff do not make the most of opportunities to challenge older children to think for themselves to extend their learning.”

The Sunningdale Pre-School welcomes children from age 2-4, and currently has 22 children at the school from a possible 23 places.

Sharon Thompson, manager of the Sunningdale pre-school, said: “Myself and all the staff at Sunningdale Pre-School are deeply disappointed with this outcome and feel the findings do not accurately reflect Sunningdale Pre-School in its true light.  

“We have taken on board Ofsted’s findings and where we lacked the supporting evidence necessary for Ofsted’s inspection, we recognise this and their findings have now been implemented.  

“We would like to reassure present, and future, parents that we will continue to provide the high quality early years care and education, and that this is very much at the core of what we do.”