Ofsted ‘hat-trick’ for Roundabout Nursery!

Roundabout Nursery in Whitehawk has been graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors – for the third time in a row.

The nursery is part of the Roundabout Children’s Centre, which is run by Brighton & Hove City Council.

Inspectors have said:

  • Children make excellent progress in this exceptionally welcoming, inclusive nursery
  • Staff are highly sensitive to children’s individual circumstances and developmental needs, and all children, including those with special educational needs and / or disabilities, are exceptionally well prepared for their future learning and starting school
  • Managers are strongly committed to continually improving the nursery
  • Staff are excellent role models and offer children calm, reassuring guidance and praise
  • Staff very skilfully plan activities that build on children’s learning and extend their interests exceptionally well.

Deborah Taylor and Teresa Owen are joint managers of the nursery. They said: ‘We are thrilled to be recognised for all that we do with the wonderful children and families in this area.

“It is so important to us to make a difference  and we are incredibly proud of our staff.

“Getting an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating is an huge achievement, but retaining it twice is amazing. The report reflects our ethos: ‘creative, inclusive and passionate in everything we do’.”