An Epsom nursery group was named by parents among the top 20 in the UK.

The Top 20 Award was presented to Nuffy Bear Day Nurseries Group, who are based in Epsom, by the popular nurseries review site following an online poll.

Parents rated the group on overall standard, facilities and outside space, learning, resources and equipment and ICT, care, activities, staff, food and nutrition, management, cleanliness, safeguarding as well as value for money.

Sam Othen, National Children’s Service Manager at Nuffield Health which runs Nuffy Bear Day Nurseries, said the team were "delighted" at receiving the recognition.

"We are delighted to have received this award and proud of the whole team for their dedication and commitment," Ms Othen said.

"Nothing is more important to us that the health and wellbeing of each child in our care," she added.

Amanda Hopkins, the reviews manager at the Day Nurseries website, praised the way Nuffy Bear Group promote early years development at the nurseries they manage.

"The vision and ethos of a nursery group can have a huge effect on children, giving them a love for learning and discovery that will sustain them throughout their lives.

"Nuffy Bear Day Nurseries has shown that its nurseries are helping to shape and boost children’s development.

"We would like to congratulate it on being a top nursery group, as rated by parents! We feel it is a real achievement to be recognised for being in the Top 20 nursery groups by children’s families and carers," she said.

To see Nuffy Bear Day Nurseries’ reviews go to