'Caring' nursery is praised by inspector

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A nursery run by Highbury College has been given a 'good' Ofsted grade.

Honeypot nursery, based at the college's Cosham campus has been commended for its caring and kind environment.

Moreover, high praise was given to its excellent support of youngsters with special educational needs.

Inspector Loraine Wardlaw wrote: 'Children are well cared for by the very kind and understanding staff at this nursery.

'Management and staff work as a cohesive team to ensure that overall, children's welfare, learning and development needs are met successfully.

'A key strength of the setting is the excellent support children get with special educational needs/disabilities receive from the team who work extremely well with outside agencies.'

Honeypot nursery was awarded 'outstanding' for leadership, safeguarding and making children feel safe.

It has been registered since the early 1980s and there are currently 80 children on roll in the early years age range.