BRIERFIELD Preschool has been given a ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

The Colne Road school has improved since its last inspection, when it was judged to require improvement.

Inspector Rachel Ayo said in her report that the school put a strong emphasis on supporting children's development in communication and language as well as their personal, social and emotional wellbeing.

She said: “As a result of an interesting, attractive and accessible environment, children can learn independently and develop their own ideas through playing and exploring.

“Children's learning is supported and extended well because staff are enthusiastic and they motivate children through their good-quality interaction, including their questioning.”

The inspector also gave advice on how the centre can improve and become ‘outstanding’.

She said: “Where more active children become over-excitable, staff do not always channel this type of behaviour in a positive way, in order to fully respond to children's individual learning styles.

“The snack time routine is not always effectively organised, in order to fully reinforce messages about healthy lifestyles.”