A THURLSTONE pre-school has been rated ‘outstanding’ in all four of Ofsted’s metrics following their latest inspection.

Daisy Chain Pre-School, based on Royd Moor Road, currently has 70 children on its roll.

It was inspected by Ofsted on June 10 and all four of the metrics – quality of education, behaviour, personal development and leadership – were rated outstanding.

A report said: “Children arrive smiling, motivated and happy.

“They have a sense of belonging and very much enjoy coming to pre-school.

“Managers and staff welcome parents and children warmly. Children are delighted to see them and are eager to learn. They self-register and hang their coats on pegs.

“Some children choose to take off their shoes and put on slippers.

“The team creates a peaceful and kind environment, where children thrive.

“Children start the day together on the mat with a familiar routine.

“They gleefully sing together using actions and sign language.

“Managers and staff know each child well and offer praise and playful encouragement.

“They skilfully differentiate questions and give opportunities to every child.”