A pre-school in Rishton has been praised by inspectors following a recent visit.
Rishton Pre-School, based at the Parish Church, has jumped from a satisfactory to good rating by Ofsted.
Manager Siggie Lowe, who has worked at the school for the past 11 years, said she was ‘very pleased’ with the result.
She said: “I have only been managing for two years so to move up from a satisfactory under the old inspection to good under the new regulations is excellent.
“I’m incredibly proud of all the staff, the children and the parents. They nhave supported really well over the past few years.
“I’m really pleased that all the hard work is starting to pay off.
“We probably won’t have another inspection for three or four years but we want to improve and hopefully get outstanding next time.”
The pre-school has been based at the Parish Church for the past 25 years and currently caters for 30 children.
Inspector Sue Rae praised the staff and children.
In her report she said: “Children are settled and secure because they thrive from the encouragement and support they receive.
“Children have formed strong bonds with their key person, who knows them well. This means that each child’s needs are very well met.
“Staff consistently give the highest priority to the safety of children and effectively support children’s growing understanding of how to keep themselves safe and healthy in the stimulating environment.”