Ofsted 2019

We are delighted to announce that following our recent inspection by Ofsted, in September 2019, we are once again an OUTSTANDING pre school.

We received an outstanding judgement in each and every category.

Please take a look at our inspection report here :


We are so proud of our wonderful staff, children and families for this magnificent recognition of the hard work and dedication seen each day at Horfield Welly Pre School.




Unexpectedly due to families relocating and parents changing work commitments we have places available in big and little wellies to start immediately.

We have a Tuesday and Wednesday morning space in Big wellies available now and will have an additional Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning place available from beginning of February.

We’d love to offer those places to existing Welly families, other local families or families new to the area. If you know of anyone who may be interested please can you ask them to get in contact ASAP via email –

or by phone 07837 133925

Wasn’t it beautiful? I don’t know about you, but I actually welled up watching my little one dressed as a sheep singing songs and doing actions.

If you want a photo of your little one to remind you of it, you can buy it from our ShootProof site. Sorry it’s taken so long to get it set up!

All proceeds go towards materials and resources for the Welly Preschool!

Just follow this link: https://horfieldwellypreschool.shootproof.com/gallery/3877035/

We appreciate feedback of all kinds, but it feels good to know when we’re doing our jobs right! Bishopston Mum featured a lovely review of our pre-school by a local parent:

“They are really great…all brilliant with the children as well as the parents, always smiling and welcoming, and extremely committed.

They work very hard ever[y] day to set up all the activities, which all need to be tidied away at the end of the session as the space is used for other groups. Everything is kept fresh and well looked after.”

You can read the full interview on the Bishopston Mum website.

In December we hold our annual nativity “Whoops a Daisy Angel’.

All the children dress up and sing songs, and the grown ups join in too to sing ‘Everybody loves Christmas’.

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Bishopston Mum featured a review of our toddler group by a local parent:

“Best – group songs and Christmas (Father Christmas attends!) and end of term parties. It gives a good grounding for Big Wellies Preschool. My son goes to Big Wellies now that he is 3 and I feel it was easier to leave him knowing he had been to the same location and knew some faces from Welly Toddler Group”.

You can read the full interview on the Bishopston Mum website.

Bishopston Mum featured a review of our pre-school by a local parent:

“The learning environment is stimulating and adaptive to the interests of the children. The preschool offers a wide range of creative, multi sensory activities and toys which have been carefully planned and rotated to stimulate interest. There is also a garden with sheltered areas to facilitate outside play all year round. The staff are brilliant at getting to know the children quickly and keeping parents informed. They are enthusiastic, experienced and work hard as a team to help children settle quickly and have fun learning”.

You can read the full interview on the Bishopston Mum website.