CYLCH Meithrin Llechryd has been rated as ‘good’ following an Estyn inspection.

Inspectors visited the Cylch, which employs two full-time workers based at Llechryd Primary School and can accommodate up to 14 children, last October.

Both its current performance and its prospects for improvement were classed as ‘good’ with the report stating: “Most children make good progress in developing their literacy and numeracy skills across all areas of learning.

“A majority of children who are unable to speak Welsh on entry to the setting come to understand daily instructions well. Nearly all children are happy when they arrive at the setting and keen to join in with activities.

“Most children behave well and work together effectively, follow instructions intelligently and comply obediently with the daily routine. Practitioners’ plans are based on children’s ideas and interests and respond well to their needs

“Practitioners have up-to-date knowledge of child development and understand the principles of the foundation phase well and take advantage of valuable opportunities to stimulate children to learn. There are effective arrangements to support children’s health and wellbeing.”

Recommendations in the report included:

  • Encouraging children to respond more fully in Welsh to questions and instructions
  • Planning more frequent and varied opportunities to develop children’s information and communication technology (ICT) skills