Delight as Brookham Nursery named one of the bestPosted on 21st Jul 2021 in School News, Achievements Tweet
A thriving nursery in Liphook has earned another glowing endorsement! Hard on the heels of being shortlisted for this year’s Pre-Prep of the Year honour in the Independent School Parent Awards, Brookham Nursery has now been officially ranked as one of the top 20 nurseries in South-East England by daynurseries.co.uk.
Brookham – the nursery and pre-prep element of the prestigious Highfield and Brookham Schools – earned the accolade as one of the very best nurseries in the south-east on the back of a wealth of successful parental reviews.
And it comes as another huge seal of approval for Brookham headteacher Sophie Baber and her skilled, popular and caring team of teachers and assistants.
“We are absolutely delighted to have been named among the Top 20 nurseries in the South East, but what makes it particularly special is that the reviews have come from parents of our pupils, so there really can be no better endorsement,” said Mrs Baber, who has been the headteacher at Brookham for the past six years.
“There’s an awful lot of competition out there when it comes to top-quality nursery provision, so it’s hugely important that we stay ahead of the curve and continue to offer our children a varied, interesting, thought-provoking and fun education. Happy children equals happy parents, and the positive response we continue to have from our parents suggests that we are very much on the right lines.”
One reviewer on the daynurseries.co.uk website said: “I can’t rate the nursery highly enough. My son was quite a little monkey when he started and yet they (Brookham) welcomed him with nothing but kindness, support and love. The facilities and opportunities for the children are amazing. I just wish we’d known about it for my older two. We would have moved out of London earlier for them to attend!”
Another happy mum described Brookham Nursery as “phenomenal” with a curriculum “second to none” which includes swimming, ballet, Spanish, sport, art and music, and plenty of time in the fresh air in the school’s 175-acre grounds, with the undoubted highlight being Brookham’s very own “exceptional” Forest School.
And she added that it was “virtually unheard of” for a nursery to have such a high level of pastoral care and facilities and that “no London nursery school could compare”.
Such is the regard in which Brookham is held that it currently boasts its highest number of young pupils since its inception in 1992. To meet the ever-growing demand, two existing rooms are being renovated to create a large new nursery room with its own dedicated garden. The refurbishment, which will be completed ahead of the new school year in September, will ensure class sizes don’t increase and that staff-to-child ratios remain low.