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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:


"My son joined when he was 2 years 3 months and so will have been attending the Preschool for over 2 1/2 years. He loves going - he runs off into the hall so fast that I rarely get a hug and kiss goodbye and he is never in a rush to go home. Every member of staff is great and I have no worries or concerns leaving him there each day. Would definitely recommend The Windmill Preschool - a great asset to the community and surrounding villages." Sue, mum to Isaac


"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