THE Hullbridge Pre-School has been rated good by Ofsted.

The pre-school, which is based in Ferry Road, Hullbridge, has been granted the second highest rating available in an Ofsted inspection.

Following the inspection, which took place on March 15, it was confirmed that the Hullbridge Pre-School had been rated good for all four categories - effectiveness of the leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children.

The Ofsted report read: “Children rapidly build close relationships with their key person.

“The quality of teaching is good and sometimes outstanding.

“Staff provide a rich range of interesting learning experiences, indoors and outdoors.

“Children are enthusiastic learners who are keen to investigate.

“The management team is reflective and regularly evaluates the provision they offer.”

The Hullbridge Pre-School was also rated good for it’s most recent Ofsted inspection, which took place in February 2014.