A pre-school in Westbury has been rated ‘Oustanding’ in all areas for the second time running.

Daisy Chain Pre-School, based on Station Road, was inspected by Ofsted on September 14, 2023, and staff could not be more pleased with the results.

“We were a little anxious when we were contacted by Ofsted in our second week of returning after the summer break with so many new little ones,” said owner and manager Sarah Fox, who was last inspected in 2018.

“But the inspector was impressed with how well we had gotten to know the children and their families and had flexibly adapted our routines.”

Wiltshire Times: Daisy Chain Pre-School is located on Station Road in Westbury.Daisy Chain Pre-School is located on Station Road in Westbury. (Image: Daisy Chain Pre-School)

Daisy Chain Pre-School had certainly gotten off to a flying start with its new children, as inspectors pointed out:

“Each child's key person precisely identifies children's learning needs and interests right from when children first attend.”

The report also noted that:

“Staff are very skilled at responding to children's interests and ideas, extending children's engagement and learning to the highest level. For example, children's imaginative play with a small suitcase leads staff to discuss travel and tickets.

“They excite the children's imagination further as they bring out more resources, small planes and rockets, to explore these concepts further.

“Children develop a superb enthusiasm and willingness to learn and very positive attitudes to developing their skills. Confidence and well-being soar.”

Ofsted inspectors visiting the pre-school also spoke highly of the manager, Sarah Fox, who has been praised by inspectors and parents.

“The manager sets high standards for the pre-school. She has very strong and effective self-evaluation processes and she liaises closely with her staff team and parents to continually enhance practice at the pre-school,” the report reads.

“Parents say the 'Daisy ladies' are incredible. They say that they put so much time, care and attention into supporting the children.”

Sarah Fox has been supporting her team through Ofsted inspections since 1999, and so is no stranger to the ‘inspection day nerves’.

“Although I know that we strive to provide the very best care and education possible, an inspection is always met with some trepidation,” explained the manager.

“But we just do what we do on a daily basis and having an inspector acknowledge that our practise and setting is Outstanding is just the cherry on the cake.

“This is down to our incredible, dedicated team who put children at the heart of our curriculum,” she added.