A VILLAGE nursery will be moving away from its flood-hit premises to a new location on the back of a ‘good’ report from education watchdogs.
Brookfields Day Nursery, in Heage Lane, Etwall, was hit by flooding last year.
With no assurances on flood prevention in the future, the owners have decided to move to a new facility in Hatton next month.
They do so with great confidence after a visit from Ofsted yielded an improvement from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good’ for the nursery.
Joint owner Zoe Moore told the Mail: “It is down to the great staff we have here at Brookfields that make it all possible.
“They have worked really hard to get the good rating.
“With this and the move to the new premises next week it is a big change but we are really excited about it.”
The nursery was visited on August 29 but the report has just been published online.
Inspector Janice Hughes praised staff and management at the nursery.
She said: “Staff interaction is very good and they support children well in developing relationships with others.
“As a result children settle quickly into the nursery.
“Staff provide children with a wide range of interesting and stimulating activities to help them make good progress.
“Management monitors the nursery effectively and supports the staff team’s professional development, which in turn, benefits all children.
“Partnership with parents is strong. Staff and parents communicate very well, which helps children’s continuity of learning and care.”
Ms Moore added that she was happy the inspector picked up on the nursery’s ‘homely feel’.
She said: “We have always wanted to be a home from home nursery and the inspector really picked up on that which is really nice.”