Address: 369 Walkers Road, Grand Cayman
Key Contact: Ms. Victoria Nelson
Inspection Date: March 2021
Overall Rating: Satisfactory
Type of School: Private, Independent
Number of Students: 57
% Caymanian Students: 56%
% Special Education Needs: 4%
Number of Teachers: 11
Number of Support Staff: 1
Student-Teacher Ratio: 11.4 : 1
Student-Staff Ratio: 4.8 : 1
Age of Students: 5 months-4.5 years
Annual Tuition: NA
Progress on OES Recommendations, March 2021: SATISFACTORY
- Improve the programmes for well-being and communications: SATISFACTORY
- Review assessment practices: SATISFACTORY
- Provide professional development for staff in positive behaviour management: SATISFACTORY
- Maximise children’s practical hands-on learning time: SATISFACTORY
- Address health and safety issues: SATISFACTORY
- Improve leadership: SATISFACTORY
OES Inspection Reports:
- Follow-Through Inspection Report, March 2021
- Full Inspection Report, November 2019
- Summary Inspection Report, November 2019
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*Editor’s Note: Information sources include Office of Education Standards, Office of Auditor General, school website, communication with school, and/or other sources such as Cayman Parent or Cayman Resident. We strive to keep information as current as possible (i.e. tuition, number of students, etc.) but this is subject to change. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with comments, corrections or updates.*Last Updated on 26 March 2021