Children, parents and staff at Kintore Way Children's Centre in Grange Road have been celebrating after becoming the first nursery school in Southwark to be judged as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
Inspectors visited the school back in September and sat in on a variety of activities in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Among the many highlights in the report, Ofsted noted that children at the school "thrive and achieve highly in this attractive and welcoming nursery" and "by the time they leave, children's skills and understanding are securely at or above levels typical for their age. Outstanding teaching enables them to settle quickly and make exceptionally rapid progress in their learning and development."
Rebecca Sherwood, acting head of the centre, said: "We are delighted that Ofsted has recognised all the work, dedication and creativity that Kintore Way nursery school puts into its classes and activities and raised our 'grade' to outstanding."
Ms Sherwood took over from Sharon Donno who retired this summer after 10 years at the centre.
Councillor Dora Dixon Fyle, cabinet member for children's services, said: "Once again a Southwark school has proven the borough's dedication to teaching and providing the best educational start for our children.
"This is an excellent achievement and I am really pleased for all the children, parents and of course staff at Kintore Way who have put in so much hard work and effort.
"On my visits to the nursery I have been impressed with the work being done there."
The history of the Kintore Way nursery goes back to 1939 but the current building was opened in 2007 by Julian Lloyd-Webber.