Welcome toWestbury 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.
The Pre-school was last inspected by Ofsted on 27th June 2018 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’
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. 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
‘This is a fabulous, nurturing pre-school in which our daughter has thrived’
‘…..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…’
‘…..I would recommend Westbury Baptist Pre-school to everyone.’