Nursery praised for giving children ‘amazing start’

Ethan King in his Children in Need fancy dress costume in the KIDS nursery playroom
Ethan King in his Children in Need fancy dress costume in the KIDS nursery playroom
Fareham Community Hospital in Salisbury Green


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NURSERY staff are celebrating 20 years of providing vital support to disabled children and their families – just as they receive top marks from Ofsted.

KIDS nursery at Fareham is part of a national charity which works with disabled children from birth until the age of 25 with the aim of giving every disabled child a brighter future.

The service provides specialist care for children with additional needs, and was deemed outstanding by Ofsted for the third time in a row earlier this year.

The report described staff as ‘dedicated’, and the children who attend the nursery as ‘exceptionally well supported’.

Mum Sharon Hughes said: ‘My son is really flourishing at KIDS nursery with the support of the lovely staff, which is extremely reassuring for me as a single parent.’

The nursery takes children from Fareham and Gosport and also accepts children who do not have additional needs.

There is an under-threes’ room, a pre-school, a sensory room, a soft play room and a garden.

There is also a role play area with play items such as a bed, microwave and even a toaster.

Emma King is mum to Ethan. She said: ‘I would recommend KIDS nursery to anyone who was looking for a nursery for their little ones.

‘We all want to have our children in the best place possible and taking them to KIDS nursery you know they are going to have an amazing start to their early years.’

The nursery has regular visits from a speech and language therapist.

It also works closely with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist advisory teachers and many more.

Bridget Bevis, the KIDS regional director said: ‘It has been fascinating watching early years developments over the past 20 years.

‘KIDS Fareham is here to support any families who need specialist provision and I would encourage anyone to get in touch as we’re here to help.’

For more information about the nursery go to kids.org.uk.