Herb and muddy patches lead to outstanding success

A SENSORY garden and herb patch have helped a Portishead preschool achieve an outstanding rating in its Ofsted inspection.

A SENSORY garden and herb patch have helped a Portishead preschool achieve an outstanding rating in its Ofsted inspection.

Staff and youngsters from Brampton Preschool, in Brampton Way, are celebrating after receiving top marks in every category.

The preschool boasts a sensory garden with wind chimes, textured paths, a muddy patch and a herb garden, which play key roles in helping the children to learn new skills and become more creative.

In his report Ofsted inspector, David Curtis, said: "Children are totally engrossed in play and enjoy all the setting has to offer.


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"Children have ample opportunities to explore materials in art and design activities extending and building on their very good creative development.

"The reading corner is attractive and welcoming and promotes a love of books and interest in reading."

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The preschool is a committee run group and holds fund-raising events, from sponsored bike rides to quizzes and raffles, to pay for running costs.

Preschool leader Rose Skewse said: "We are very pleased. It's through the hard work and dedication of staff that we have achieved this.

"We also have good support from the local community to help us achieve these standards.

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