A HAMPSHIRE nursery has been recognised as one of the top 20 recommended nurseries in the south east.

Sherborne House Nursery in Lakewood Road, Chandler’s Ford, made the 'Top 20 Recommended Nursery Provider 2020' list, created by daynurseries.co.uk.

The awards are based on the individual and group review score, as of March 31, according to daynurseries.co.uk.

Headmaster of the school, Mark Beach, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have won the Top Twenty Nursey Award. This is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our fantastic nursery team who have all worked so hard to ensure that the nursery provision at Sherborne House is truly excellent."

Nursery manager, Lauren Kavanagh, said: "We are really proud that it is now possible for the babies in our school community to flourish in our nursery environment and use this solid foundation of learning to seamlessly progress through the school providing a launchpad for secondary education, no matter what the destination school.

"We are very proud to offer children a high standard of care within a secure, inspiring learning environment where children are helped to develop, become active, and learn independently.”

According to a spokesperson from the Sherborne House School, the "nursery has only offered placed for babies from six-months-old since January" and was expanded "to meet the needs of working parents".

They added: "It offers full childcare needs for babies and toddlers aged six months plus from 7.30am to 6.00pm from Monday to Friday."