A PRE-SCHOOL with ‘strong leadership’ has been awarded a good rating by Ofsted once again.

Ascott-under-Wychwood Pre-School near Chipping Norton in West Oxfordshire received a positive report from the education standards watchdog after a visit in March.

In an inspection report released last week the pre-school, which caters for 31 children aged from two to four, allowed youngsters to form strong bonds with staff.

Children were found to make good progress and were said to be given lots of opportunities to use technology to support their learning.

In the report inspector Anne Clifft said: “Children have lots of opportunities to explore and lead their own play and staff encourage them to become inquisitive learners

“Children develop good literacy skills. For example, younger children are keen to make marks with large brushes and water and older children learn to write their names.

“Children understand the need to value differences in the world and use greetings from a variety of languages.”

The school was said to be able to improve by identifying where teaching could be improved further and by making sure staff fully consider the needs of the youngest children in group activities.