A NURSERY has been rated “outstanding” after inspectors found children were “happy, safe and secure”.
Hopscotch Nursery in Peacehaven is “delighted” to have been awarded the rating in all areas following the Ofsted inspection on August 30.
The glowing report highlights several areas including the “welcoming and nurturing” setting which allows “children to thrive”.
Inspectors said: “Parents are delighted with the nursery and can find no faults.
“They are highly appreciative of the detailed and regular communication they have with staff.”
The inspectors praised children’s confidence at expressing ideas and opinions, and said staff listen to their views and use them when planning the nursery environment.
“Staff have an excellent understanding of what each child knows and needs to learn next,” their report said.
The inspectors said children are “exceptionally confident” in discussing their prior experiences, which “demonstrates that excellent learning has taken place”.
The manager and her deputies are "particularly reflective" and "have a clear action plan in place to address identified needs of children".
Nursery boss Philip Ford said: “We are completely over the moon to have received this amazing accolade, especially when outstanding awards are harder to come by now.
“It is thoroughly well deserved and the judgement really shows the dedication, commitment and passion of the wonderful staff team at our Hopscotch Peacehaven nursery, and also reflects their strength and resilience during Covid times.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this achievement.”