A Brighton nursery has been rated outstanding by Ofsted after the official watchdog carried out an inspection.
Jump Start Nursery, at Moulsecoomb Children’s Centre, in Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb, was given the top grading for the overall quality and standards of its early years provision.
It was also rates outstanding in all four inspection categories – the effectiveness of the leadership and management, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, for personal development, behaviour and welfare and for the outcomes for children.
When Jump Start was last inspected three years ago it was found to be good – the second best grade out of four.
Since then, Ofsted inspector Ben Parsons said that the nursery, which is run by Brighton and Hove City Council, has improved enough to be classed as outstanding.
There are 34 places and 58 children on the roll at the popular nursery.
Ofsted said in its glowing report: “The managers lead the exceptionally hard-working staff team extremely well. They provide staff with inspirational coaching and training and they continue to develop their skills to the highest levels.
“The managers regularly observe staff practice, giving extremely thorough feedback to help them improve children’s outcomes even further.
“Staff extend children’s learning exceptionally well. They consistently encourage children to explore, investigate and work things out for themselves.
“The managers build highly effective partnerships with parents and other professionals who work with the children.
“They share extensive information and children benefit greatly from extremely consistent care and learning experiences.
“All staff are exceptionally positive and caring. They build excellent bonds with the children. Staff are extremely helpful and supportive of children’s individual needs.
“The extremely ambitious managers and staff have worked tirelessly to raise the quality of the provision to an outstanding level.
“All children are extremely happy, settled and secure. They behave exceptionally well. Children are consistently kind, polite and considerate towards each other and make friends easily.
“Children have regular access to inspiring outdoor and indoor physical play and have an excellent awareness of safety.
“Children pay exceptional attention to detail during creative activities and confidently work out simple number problems. They rapidly gain the skills needed for their next stages in learning and school.
“Staff and children are exceptionally well supported by the special educational needs co-ordinator, who is an extremely skilled, dedicated member of the team.
“Staff recognise and support the individual developmental needs of children extremely well.
“All children, including those with additional needs, are given every opportunity to reach their full potential in this extremely inclusive setting.”
Ofsted said that the nursery, which employs 13 staff, was registered with the watchdog in 2008. It is open all year round from 8am to 5pm on Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 1pm on Fridays.