A PRE-SCHOOL has been criticised for not supporting some children to manage their feelings and emotions.

St Peter and St Paul's CE Pre-School in Rishton was downgraded from 'good' to 'requires improvement' after an Ofsted inspection.

The pre-school, based in St Peter and St Pauls Church in Blackburn Road, has 17 children on its roll.

Inspector Joanne Parrington said: "Although most children display good behaviour, some children are not supported to manage their own feelings and emotions. This leads to displays of negative behaviour.

"Not all staff carry out their role as key person as well as possible. This means that children's individual needs are not always given the highest regard.

"Staff's teaching is inconsistent and outcomes for children are not consistently good enough.

"Activities provided generally lack challenge and do not take into account children's interests or what they need to learn next."

She praised the pre-school for being an important part of the community and said significant improvements had been made to the setting.

It has been given a number of improvements to make by January.