Birmingham toddlers are getting outstanding care at a college nursery has been recognised with a grade one rating by Ofsted.
The nursery was rated by Ofsted inspectors, who praised the “interesting learning activities” for children and a good relationship between parents and staff.
As well as providing care for learners’ and members of staff’s children, childcare students also gain hands-on experience through working at the nursery.
Mike Hopkins, principal of the college, said: “We are extremely proud that Ofsted has recognised South & City College Nursery as an outstanding setting for children. The staff are dedicated to providing the best environment and experience they can, and this report recognises their hard work and achievements.
“Not only does being graded outstanding positively affect the children here, but it also has an excellent impact on our childcare students who undertake placements in the nursery as part of their courses.”

From left: Rocco Beard, aged three, with level three childcare student Henna Hussain , 21. Inset: Staff from the nursery