Studley Green Children’s Centre in Trowbridge has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ in every aspect of its assessment criteria for its first Ofsted Inspection.

The inspection was held on December 11/12 and the Children’s Centre’s practice is now recognised as being among the best in the country, from the way children are kept safe and protected, to the extent in which children are able to develop skills for the future, .

Studley Green Children’s Centre was established in 2008 to provide the full core offer of services, including childcare. It is run on behalf of the local authority by the national charity, 4Children. Seventeen per cent of families within the reach area live in workless households, which is above the local and national average and in the most deprived areas, this proportion rises to 54 per cent.

The report highlights the meticulous analysis which is carried out by the Centre of target groups within the reach area and states that as a result, “the very large majority of families from all target groups are using the centre, and almost all of those living in areas of greatest need.”

Sam Cooper, centre leader at Studley Green Children’s Centre, said: “For our first inspection, this is a fantastic achievement that gives the staff working at the centre the credit and recognition that they deserve.

"We have always strived to provide the best possible care and education for the children who attend, and Ofsted’s assessment is a testament to this.”