A NURSERY has been rated outstanding for the third time running.

Tinysaurus Nursery in New Church Road, Hove, was given the highest rating possible in all four of Ofsted’s criteria.

Owner Rikke Kerler said: “We all feel so proud. All of the staff and parents have been telling their friends and family about it.”

The Ofsted inspectors visited the nursery, which staff call Teletubby House, on January 21.

They found the manager and staff are inspiring role models for children and provide an exciting and stimulating environment which motivates youngsters to learn rapidly.

They also found children have high levels of confidence, a keen interest in technology and are developing excellent physical skills.

Ms Kerler said: “We couldn’t do this without our amazing staff, whether they’re apprentices or graduates.

“This report has given them the justice they deserve for all their hard work.”

The nursery was given an outstanding rating in:

l Effectiveness of leadership and management

l Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

l Personal development, behaviour and welfare

l Outcomes for children.

The report adds: “Leadership is inspirational. There is a clear focus on monitoring, evaluation and reflective practice.

“Children are treated with respect and are encouraged to communicate their thoughts, ideas and feelings.

“Parents are extremely satisfied with the care their children receive.”

Bronwyn Barnard has been working in the nursery for two years.

The 19-year-old said: “This is so exciting and we’re all so pleased.

“It has taken a lot of hard work but the children are our focus every day.”

Staff at the nursery have praised a learning initiative called Boogiemites. It is a musical lesson where toddlers from as young as two use beats and songs to learn.

The nursery was previously rated in 2013, where it was given an outstanding rating. It was also given the highest possible rating in a 2009 inspection.