WESTLEA Pre-School has been rated good in its latest Ofsted inspection, the same standard it achieved nearly three years ago when inspectors last visited.

The early years provider, which operates out of a community room in the grounds of Westlea Primary School, was rated good across the three main areas assessed.

Following her April 29 assessment, Julie Swann wrote: “Teaching is good. Staff initiate sustained shared thinking that helps children explore ideas and make links.

“As a result, children are motivated to try new things.

“Children’s communication and language are given high priority. Staff offer good opportunities for children to develop their skills and imagination in an enjoyable way.

“Staff implement an effective key worker system. This success derives partly from the good relationships children have with staff. Children are supported well in the transition into school, ensuring that they settle well and can begin to learn quickly in their new setting.”

Ms Swann pointed out her reasons why the pre-school was not yet considered outstanding.

She said: “Staff occasionally interrupt children’s opportunities to enjoy good periods of child-initiated play which has an impact on their learning.”