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The Windmill Preschool

Bolford Street Hall, Thaxted, CM6 2PY

"Children arrive happy and quickly settle into this calm and welcoming pre-school"

OFSTED, 2018

01371 831457 (session times only)

OFSTED report and testimonials

Our most recent OFSTED inspection took place in 2018 The overall rating was "good".


Here are a few excerpts from the inspector's report:


"Children arrive happy and quickly settle into this calm welcoming pre-school. An effective key-person system is in place and staff understand the individual needs of all children."


"Children's play is valued. Staff deploy themselves effectively to engage with children and encourage them to learn."


"Staff support children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities very well. For example, they work closely with other professionals and implement specific activities that enable children to make good progress in relation to their starting points."


See the full report by clicking here.


As important are the views of our parents. Here are some of the nice things they've said about us:


"The Windmill Preschool is a fantastic place to send your child. Our son has grown and developed in confidence massively since attending The Windmill. The staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful and provide an environment that has a caring, family feel. I have the utmost confidence in them and know that our son will be very well looked after." Sarah, mum to Caleb


"The 'Windmill ladies' welcome us every morning with such lovely smiles. Their positive attitude is infectious: I go home confident that not only will my child have a very happy and productive morning but I will to!" Ruth, mum to Luke and Elinor


"From my first visit to the Windmill I knew it would be right for my two boys. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and the preschool had a lovely, happy atmosphere. My boys continue to enjoy and learn at the Windmill and, as a mum, I feel completely confident to leave them knowing they are in a caring and safe environment." Claire, mum to Thomas and Joseph

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