A Harpenden preschool has been rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted for the second time running, after being rated 'Good' in 2013.

Fingertips Preschool, on Station Road, was last rated as 'Outstanding' following an inspection in March 2017.


Fingertips was visited by an inspector in December last year (2022). The inspector visited both the school's indoor and forest school settings.

The resulting Ofsted report read: "All children thrive within this inspirational preschool.

"They are welcomed by an exceptionally motivated and nurturing team.

"Children relish having access to different outdoor environments...

"...Practitioners deliver exciting experiences that some children may not experience anywhere else, for example, in forest school activities, they show high levels of confidence while climbing logs, building fires and making snow angels."


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Jenny Herbaut, the manager of Fingertips Preschool and Forest School, commented: “Following on from our Ofsted 'Outstanding' award, given to us in June last year at our Fingertips Woodland Nursery site, we are delighted to have received this 'Outstanding' award at our Preschool and Forest School.  

“It is such a credit to all of the team who work so hard to deliver amazing opportunities for the children.  

"We are proud of what we have achieved and the exceptionally positive impact this has on our children’s confidence and learning."