A NURSERY which has continued to care for key workers’ children has praised its staff for their efforts during the coronavirus crisis.

Hopscotch Children’s Nursery in Preston Park, Brighton, still has 25 children coming in every day, which is about a quarter of its usual capacity.

Though some regular activities have had to be adapted due to social distancing measures, most of the nursery life has been unchanged.

Staff have incorporated new ideas into familiar activities and songs, like focusing on handwashing techniques.

They have also been talking openly with children about coronavirus and how it is affecting people’s lives.

Owner Barbara Ford said: “The staff team are doing such an amazing job.

“We are so proud of their commitment, passion and desire to continue working despite the challenging circumstances.

“They are really all playing a vital role in fighting the virus too and we think this should be recognised more widely.”

Barbara said Hopscotch plans to continue offering childcare for as long as possible, while ensuring it can protect the wellbeing of its core team of nursery staff and the children in their care.