Denton Island Nursery in Newhaven is outstanding, according to watchdog

Denton Island Nursery, ofsted report
Denton Island Nursery, ofsted report

A nursery in Newhaven has been given the seal of approval by an education watchdog after it was deemed outstanding.

Denton Island Nursery was inspected by Ofsted during May and the results revealed it was given top marks in every area assessed by the inspectors.

The effectiveness of the leadership and management of early years provision, contribution of early years provision to well-being of the children and how well the early years provision met needs of the range of children who attend the nursery were all grading outstanding.

Nursery manager Sarah Cockram said: “I am so proud to be part of the fantastic staff team here at the nursery.

“My team have worked so hard to make this happen. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the past few years.”

The nursery is owned by Newhaven Community Development Association (NCDA), a charity which seeks to support the community. The nursery operates out of Denton Island Community Centre.

The previous Ofsted inspection in 2009 saw the nursery earn a rating of good.

The inspectors said to improve, the nursery should further encourage children’s sense of exploration and risk taking, to help them judge risks for themselves.

The quality of the educational programmes was described as exceptional.

NCDA chairman Graham Amy said: “We are delighted with the nursery’s recent Ofsted report.

“The nursery staff team are so dedicated in supporting our local children and families who attend Denton Island community nursery.”

Sessions are available from September 13. Contact the nursery on 01273 515125.