CHILDREN are being encouraged to explore their 'curiosity and wonder' at a preschool.

Butterflies Pre-School, based at Stephen Freeman Community School in Didcot, has been rated 'good' after its first Ofsted since registering in 2017.

The new report states: "Staff put a lot of thought into the planning of the environment and introduce seasonal resources that spark children's curiosity and involvement.

"Children are happy and settled and enjoy their time at the pre-school.

"Staff give children extensive opportunities to investigate natural resources and children explore their environment with great curiosity.

"Staff extend children's learning skilfully through play and encourage them to solve problems and think critically.

"Children share and include others in their play. They learn to respect and wonder at the natural world."

The preschool had 48 pupils on roll during Ofsted's visit last month.