Newhaven nursery team ecstatic after ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating

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Each Peach Forest School in Newhaven has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Inspectors visited the nursery in Railway Road on January 27.

Their report, which has since been published, said ‘staff use their excellent knowledge and experience to create a rich and inspiring learning environment where children thrive’.

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It added: “They meet children’s individual needs extremely well. Babies show that they feel safe and secure in the care of the skilled staff team. There is a high focus on children gaining a wonderful experience in a calm and nurturing outdoor learning environment.”

Delighted staff and children at Each Peach Forest School in NewhavenDelighted staff and children at Each Peach Forest School in Newhaven
Delighted staff and children at Each Peach Forest School in Newhaven | User (UGC)

Nursery owner Kate Peach said she was thrilled with the result.

“We’re all ecstatic with the outcome of our recent inspection,” she commented.

“We’ve been working very hard to achieve brilliant things and this result proves our hard work has paid off.

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“The team at Each Peach Forest School in Newhaven and Each Peach Childcare in Hove work incredibly well with the children to provide a caring and nurturing environment that we’re all incredibly proud of!

“I would like to thank our fantastic nursery manager Dawn Parsons and her staff team, the children and the parents for continuing to support the development and growth of Each Peach Forest School.”

The Ofsted report said children with non-verbal communication now confidently communicate with staff and their friends, which ‘creates a wonderful sense of inclusion within the setting and has improved children’s behaviour greatly’.

It went on to say children spend significant amounts of time outdoors tending to the vegetable allotment

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“They harvest their produce, such as corn on the cob, beetroot, pumpkins and soft fruits,” it said.

“They help prepare and eat these snacks at meal times and take home excess waste which supports them in learning to be resourceful and to eliminate waste.”

Each Peach Forest School caters for babies and children up to the age of five. It runs a a holiday club for children aged 5-11.

It also has a nursery in Hove, which was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in May last year.