Staff at a Southampton nursey have said they’re over the moon after Ofsted awarded them a ‘good’ rating following an inspection.

Around 30 staff members at The Co-operative Childcare Southampton look after 100 children in their pre-school years.

The nursery in Warren Crescent, Shirley Warren, has retained its Ofsted grade from a previous inspection in 2018, with the report noting ‘children confidently come into nursery and settle quickly.’

Speaking to the Echo, deputy manager Harriet Jackson said staff were delighted following the inspection results were revealed.

She said: “We are over the moon to have been told we’re good across all areas.

“We strive to maintain high standards every day and be a welcoming nursery for parents to bring their children.

“We look after 100 children and the result of the inspection is validation for all of the hard work that our staff members do every day.”

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Ofsted deemed the centre to be good in the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, as well as overall effectiveness at previous inspection.

The published Ofsted report said: “Children make good progress in their learning and development.

“Staff track and assess children’s development regularly to ensure they quickly identify any gaps in development, implementing interventions to help close gaps if necessary.

“Staff develop children’s independence skills though everyday routines and children are keen and curious to learn.”

Harriet added: “We’ve had some lovely feedback from parents who have been very complimentary about us in person as well as others who have sent in some email to say how pleased they are.”

The nursery’s deputy manager took particular pride in saying that the centre is a home from home for many of the children who attend each week.

“They probably spend as much time with us as they do at home,” said Harriett.

“I know the staff just love coming into work each day and we try to mentor them and make sure they’re the best they can possibly be.”