Education & Training Inspectorate Pre-School Inspection February 2018
Legacurry Pre-School is accommodated in the Youth Hall in the grounds of Legacurry Church. Since the last inspection in 2010, a new member of staff has been appointed and another member of staff has been acting up as leader since February 2017. The children come from the surrounding rural area.
Outcomes for Learners All of the children are very settled and spend lengthy periods engaged in sustained, purposeful play. They are well-behaved and respond positively to the established routines of the playroom, make smooth transitions from one play activity to another and contribute fully during tidy-up time. The children are achieving very well across all areas of the pre-school curriculum. They engage in high quality collaborative play. They enjoy: reading books; respond enthusiastically to rhymes and action songs; produce detailed representational drawings; and almost all of the children engage well in the shared story session. Quality of Provision The staff have created a bright, stimulating and well-organised playroom and the children’s artwork and creative constructions are displayed with pride. There is an interesting range of high quality natural and commercial resources available. The children access the resources independently; providing them with opportunities to develop their independence, problem solving and perseverance. The interactions between the staff and the children are of a consistently high quality. The staff model play very effectively and listen to and respond appropriately to the children’s needs, requests and interests. The skilful questioning by staff encourages, supports and challenges the children. Leadership and Management The staff are enthusiastic, dedicated and work very well as a team, under the effective guidance of the interim leader. They reflect on all aspects of their work and are committed to providing high quality provision and learning experiences for all of the children in Legacurry Pre-School. There is a well-established culture of self-evaluation and clear evidence of the impact that this has had on various aspects of the pre-school’s provision. Overall Findings of the Inspection Overall effectiveness High level of capacity for sustained improvement