Pre-school all set for new era
A PRE-SCHOOL is celebrating after getting a clean bill of health from education inspectors.
Lostock Hall Pre-school received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted after its visit in April.
It echoes the achievement by the Poynton nursery during its last inspection in 2009.
Owner Kathryn Farrar has announced she is to retire after 15 years in the role.
Lostock Hall Primary, where the nursery is based, is to take over its management from September.
The pre-school will be holding an open day on July 16 from 9am-3pm for present and prospective parents to meet staff and register for the next term.
Headteacher Graham Hamilton said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Farrar for her dedication and commitment she has given in running the pre-school so successfully for the last 15 years.
“We look forward to meeting many new faces and forming new long term relationships.”
In its main findings Ofsted found children ‘happy’ and ‘emotionally secure’ at the pre-school.
Inspectors found ‘consistently good’ teaching which allowed children to make ‘good progress’.
Ofsted found the partnership with Lostock Hall Primary is ‘very good’, helping children to ‘acquire the key skills they need to move confidently into their school Reception year’.
Inspectors found nursery staff were ‘calm and cheerful role models’ who ‘understand how children learn’ and ‘organise resources and space to promote children’s choice and independence’.
Ofsted also saw good relationships between staff and parents, where progress is shared.
●● Lostock Hall pre-school’s new team are manager Emma Oldham, deputy manager Shabeena Bani and nursery assistant Sarah Barber following the takeover by Lostock Hall Primary
●● Poynton Jemmers outside Macclesfield Town Hall