A NURSERY which was forced to move after twice being flooded has impressed education inspectors.
Brookfields Day Nursery (right) was deemed to be ‘good’ in all areas when inspector Janice Hughes made the visit in August.
In the report, which has just been published, Ms Hughes praised how staff interacted with children, the nursery’s management and the relationship between the nursery and parents.
Joint manager of the nursery Zoe Moore said the result was a ‘good fresh start’ following the nursery’s move to Station Road, Hatton, after its former site in Etwall was flooded in July and November 2012.
She said: “We had lots of problems on the site so it was becoming a nightmare every time it rained.
“If it flooded once we thought it could be bad luck but when it happened again we thought we couldn’t have this happening.
“We’re really happy with the inspection, especially with everything we had going on so it’s nice to know we are achieving a great deal.
“The staff are all absolutely thrilled to get such a good mark so it’s a good fresh start and shows that our hard work is paying off.
“This has been a tough year for us with the flooding but everyone has been really pleased with the inspection.
“We have also been able to keep a lot of parents happy and that’s down to the quality of care which we offer.
“Our next step will be to get an outstanding.”
Ms Hughes singled out staff and management at the nursery for praise.
In the report she said children progress well, staff have a ‘secure knowledge’ of learning and development requirements while the management team had a ‘good understanding’ of their responsibilities.
The nursery, which scored ‘satisfactory’ in its previous inspection, is not yet outstanding because staff do not consistently use maths with the children while interrupted play times mean children do not have time to ‘pursue their learning’, Ms Hughes said.
The nursery will also hold an open day on Saturday from noon until 4pm.