The team at a north Norfolk preschool are “over the moon” at a new ‘good’ rating by the education watchdog Ofsted. 

Worstead Pre-School, located in Queen Elizabeth Hall in Ruin Road, received the positive grade following an inspector’s visit on April 23.

In her report, inspector Sue Triscott said pupils “settled quickly” and felt secure in a warm, friendly environment. 

She said: “Children benefit from an effective key-person system, which helps to promote the best outcomes for each child. 

“Staff have warm, happy relationships with children. 

“They take time to find out about each child's likes and dislikes.

"They provide activities that follow their interests, which results in happy, eager children who are ready to learn.”

Ms Triscott’s report said children had plenty of opportunity to be active in the garden and surrounding field, and they enjoyed frequent forest school outings.

She said: “This has led to a fascination of minibeasts while exploring the mud.”

The report said parents speak highly of the staff and get regular feedback about their children's learning and progress.

The pre-school caters for 25 children aged two to four and employs nine childcare staff members. 

After its last inspection in 2017, the school was rated ‘Outstanding’.