About Us

The Pre-school opened on 28th April 2003. It is registered with Ofsted (EY252346) and with the Charity Commission (1097997).

The Management Committee, elected annually by the Church Meeting at Westbury Baptist Church, has overall responsibility for the running of the Pre-school. Our Committee is jointly chaired by Anne MacFarlane and Becca Finamore. The day to day running of the Pre-school is the responsibility of our Team Leader, Sue Perry, a qualified primary school teacher with the help of her Deputy and Early Years Practitioners. Administration is handled by the Administrator, Claire Hanson.

Throughout the academic year, we welcome between 20 and 35 children each day. Every day, the children enjoy a wide range of educational activities in a happy and relaxed atmosphere both indoors and outdoors - working within the new statutory framework of the EYFS as laid down by Ofsted and supported by Early Years Advisor Teachers from Bristol City Council. We are currently open each day from 9.00am – 12.00 noon and opportunity is provided for children to stay until 1.00pm with a packed lunch. We also now offer extended provision on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am – 3.00pm

The Pre-school has once again been awarded the prestigious Bristol Standard in 2019 having held it since starting our submissions in 2006.

We were last inspected by Ofsted on 27th June 2018 and were classified as “Good”.

Please click on the link below to read the full report.  A copy is also displayed in the entrance hall.


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Westbury-on-Trym Baptist Church - http://www.westburybaptist.org.uk/



Pre-school and the local community

The pre-school reach out to the wider local community, we regularly sing to a group of elderly people who come to lunch on Tuesdays at the church. We also welcome visitors to share their cultural experiences e.g. Welsh costumed ladies sharing St David’s day with us, and also invite members of the community to explain and share their role with us e.g. visits from police, vets & doctors.  We also welcomed a lady who talked about and brought in 2 of her chickens which the children thoroughly enjoyed!



The Pre-School staff members are all qualified and experienced in working with children. There are 2 members of staff who have Qualified Teacher Status. In order to keep up to date, staff regularly attend relevant training courses, including Child Protection and Paediatric First aid. All staff have an Enhanced DBS check (previously known as CRB). The Staff to Child ratio is 1:8.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead for Pre-school is Sue Perry, our Team Leader.


Daily routine

9.00am - 9.20am
Registration and Circle time

9.20am – 10.30am
Free play, including outside play, and structured activities (Child and adult led)

10.30am – 10.40am
Tidy up time

10.40am – 11.00
Small Group/Large Group Activity (a time for key workers to engage with their children to ensure progression) & Story

11.00am – 11.30am
Hand wash followed by fruit snack and milk/water time – with a thank- you prayer

11.30am – 11.55am
Whole group game/Singing

11.55am – 12.00pm
Hand out painting/craft and say goodbye to morning children

12.00pm – 1.00pm
Lunch time session and Free Play

1.00pm – 3.00pm
Afternoon session involving floor level experiences, board games,construction, cooking and gardening.

Each session has been arranged in order to give children a broad range of opportunities and stimulating activities. There are times for them to make their own choices and times for them to follow an adult’s lead; times to play together and times to play alone; times to be quiet and restful and times to be active. All of these sessions lead to the continuing development of your child’s independence, social skills and will help them with their transition from Pre-School to School.


Parent comments

‘This is a fabulous, nurturing pre-school in which our daughter has thrived’

‘Thank you for giving our son a wonderful pre-school year.  We will cherish the foundations of his pre-school life for a long time to come and will always recommend Westbury Baptist pre-school to other families’

‘.....I would recommend Westbury Baptist Pre-school to everyone.’

‘.....he can now count very well and write his name.  He is confident and happy which I believe has come from his experiences in Pre-school........Westbury Baptist Pre-school is a wonderful pre-school, my son has enjoyed every minute...’