Double celebrations at Barnham nursery

Squirrel's Den graduates. Pic: Kate Shemilt ks16000843-1
Squirrel's Den graduates. Pic: Kate Shemilt ks16000843-1

Squirrel’s Den Daycare ends the academic year on a high after achieving ‘Good’ ranking across the board in its recent Ofsted inspection.

Also a cause for celebration was a successful graduation ceremony held for this year’s leavers.

Squirrel's Den graduates. Pic: Kate Shemilt ks16000843-2

Squirrel's Den graduates. Pic: Kate Shemilt ks16000843-2

The ceremony at the nursery, based in the Barnham Community Hall, on July 19 involved the children wearing graduation outfits and each receiving a certificate of achievement to mark their time at Squirrel’s Den.

Manager Kim Edwards, said she is ‘extremely proud of how hard the staff have worked’ and explained how the nursery ‘continues to grow from strength to strength’.

The nursery currently has 60 children, who Ms Edwards said ‘benefit from the excellent facilities at the Community Hall’ including the recently developed outside play area which ‘has proved to be very popular with the children’.

The Ofsted report stated ‘children gain skills that prepare them well for their next stage of learning, including their move to school’.

And Ms Edwards said: ‘the staff team would like to wish them all good luck in their new schools’.