Checklist

  • Is the playschool's atmosphere warm, calm, and happy?
  • Are the children playing and having fun?
  • Is children's work on display?
  • Is the children's day a balance of free play, structure, small group and whole group activities?
  • Does the playschool have a sound early childhood growth and development philosophy?
  • Does the playschool have an early years curriculum, clear goals for the children, based on early childhood teaching principles?
  • Is the playschool clean, organized and the premises well-maintained?
  • Is there a variety of quality toys, learning games and center areas?
  • Is the building and furniture child friendly ? Are the sinks and toilets child size?
  • Do the children eat a nutritious, warm lunch everyday as well as breakfast and a snack?
  • Are parents made to feel welcome and part of the playschool?
  • Do the parents have an information board, receive newsletters, children´s progress reports and individual conferences and have parent meetings with the staff?
  • Is the staff properly trained? Does the playschool employ native English speakers?
  • Does staff receive on-going training and attend workshops?
  • Does the staff have first aid training for children?
  • Do the children have guidelines for safety and good manners?