A NURSERY that opened before the coronavirus pandemic has been described by inspectors as somewhere “children thoroughly enjoy their time”.

The Sherborne House Nursery in Chandler’s Ford opened its doors in January 2020 and has since been rated ‘good’ in its first Ofsted inspection.

All five categories inspected by the team were rated 'good' according to the report, which was published on May 13.

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Inspectors said children share “strong attachments” with staff, who respond to them with “interest, warmth and care.”

Lauren Head, the Nursey Manager said, “The Ofsted report is a real achievement. I set up the nursery from scratch and designed each room to have specific sets of resources to facilitate targeted learning for the children in our care.

“The report mentions this specifically, which is fantastic recognition.”

The report goes on to say staff “carefully consider” children's views during care routines and they support children’s early communication development well.

Inspectors also noted children make early relationships with their peers and “happily play” alongside friends.

To improve, inspectors say the staff’s teaching skills can be enhanced to “enable them to extend children's learning.”