Quality Child Care Preschool has made overall ‘Weak’ progress in addressing recommendations from the Office of Education Standards.
In September 2019, the school on Powell Smith Road in West Bay had been rated ‘Weak’ by inspectors, who made 6 key recommendations.
Here are the results of the Follow-Through Inspection, conducted 19-21 Jan. 2021:
- Improve children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in the four areas of learning: WEAK
- Improve the quality of teaching through the introduction of: more effective and age-appropriate classroom management strategies; a better balance between teacher-led and child-initiated learning experiences: WEAK
- Review class timetables and the delivery of the curriculum to maximise opportunities for children’s practical and active learning: SATISFACTORY
- Meet the regulatory requirements of the Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health and improve arrangements to secure the health and safety of staff and children at the centre: SATISFACTORY
- Introduce more robust and comprehensive arrangements for self-evaluation and improvement planning including, for example, more regular reviews of staff performance: WEAK
- Address the current staffing shortfall to ensure that all classes have appointed suitably qualified, knowledgeable and experienced staff, as required by the Cayman Islands Education Council: SATISFACTORY
According to the OES report: “Subsequent to the full inspection conducted in September 2019, the Centre Manager and staff at Quality Child Care Preschool had facilitated post-inspection review meetings; developed an action plan and devised a number of strategies to address the Office of Education Standards’ recommendations. However, during this Follow-Through Inspection, Inspectors found that several of these initiatives were still in an early phase of development.”
Quality Child Care has 28 students on roll (all who are Caymanian), ranging in age from 15 months to 4 years.
According to the report, “As Inspectors judged the preschool’s progress towards addressing the previous recommendations overall as weak, there will be a Follow-Through Inspection of Quality Child Care within six months of the publication of this report. The preschool will continue to be inspected on a regular basis until all aspects of performance are judged to be at least satisfactory.”