About us

Welcome to

Westbury Baptist Pre-school

The Pre-school opened on 28th April 2003. Overall responsibility for Pre-school is held by the Trustees, elected annually at Westbury Baptist Church.

The day to day running of the Pre-school is the responsibility of our Manager, Angie, a qualified primary school teacher with the support of her team of highly experienced Early Years Practitioners. The team has a wealth of knowledge for inspiring learning through fun.

The children enjoy a wide range of play based educational activities in a happy and relaxed atmosphere both indoors and outdoors. All activities are set within the new statutory framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pre-school is also  supported by Early Years Advisor Teachers from Bristol City Council.

Ofsted

 The Pre-school was last inspected by Ofsted on 17th April 2024 and we were classified as “Good”.

‘Staff form secure attachments with children…….children settle well and children make good progress in their learning.’

‘Staff have enhanced the play environments and make sure that children can readily access play materials’

‘Children are superbly confident in making choices’

‘Staff are excellent role models for children……children’s behaviour is extremely good’

‘Staff prepare children well for the transition on to school’

OFSTED Report

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!

Staff

The Pre-School staff members are all qualified and experienced in working with children. The Preschool Manager, Angie, is a qualified teacher. All 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 Angie.

The Bristol Standard

In order to help us continually develop and improve our provision, the Pre-School participates in the Bristol Standard, a self-evaluation scheme that is externally validated. We submitted our first entry in 2006 and were delighted to have our submission approved and validated.  We have continued to submit full and interim reports as required thus maintaining our Bristol Standard accreditation to the present day.

BAND – Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare

Westbury Baptist Pre-school are a member of BAND, an organisation which supports and develops childcare provision in and around Bristol, they provide us with advice and support from their Development and Support Team and Good Practice Guidelines.

For further information please visit www.bandltd.org.uk

Testimonials

Parent Feedback

“We’ve really loved the start of our son’s time at pre-school. Really appreciated being able to stay and play with him, and to take our settling in as slowly as he needed, rather than having strict rules in place that may not have worked for him.” March 2024

“Our child  is so happy at preschool, and it’s such a relief knowing that he’s enjoying himself and being well looked after. He loves going to preschool, the settling in process could not have gone better for us. Thank you.” March 2024

“You’re all fabulous and thank you for creating such a special place.” March 2024