Little Hoppers pre-school in Felixstowe told it must improve following Ofsted inspection

Penny Bonnet (left) of Little Hoppers Pre-School in Felixstowe which was broken in to.

Penny Bonnet (left) of Little Hoppers Pre-School in Felixstowe which was broken in to.

A Felixstowe pre-schoool is determind to prove it is a good school following criticisms by Ofsted inspectors.

Little Hoppers, in Wadgate Road, was inspected on February 21 and a report published by Ofsted rated it as ‘requires improvement’. The report noted that the pre-school “did not consistently provide high quality teaching”.

Penny Bonnet, co-owner of Little Hoppers, which had previously been rated as ‘Good’, said: “We are disappointed in the report but we are determined to prove that we are a good school.

“We are working closely with Early Years and we are putting more training in place to ensure we meet the improvements set by Ofsted.”

In the report, Ofsted said: “Management do not always put appropriate interventions in place when individual children are not working at typical levels of development for their age.

“Staff do not provide consistently high-quality teaching to effectively support the play and learning experiences.

“Children become restless and quickly lose interest.”

Read the full Ofsted report here.