A GOOD Ofsted result for Tops Day Nurseries Lymington

Staff and Children at Tops Lymington are pleased to be celebrating a GOOD rating from Ofsted following their recent inspection.

Tops Lymington Day nursery & preschool are truly passionate about providing a great quality of Early Education and Care for all our children and pride themselves in having a safe, secure and family centred environment.

What does the GOOD Ofsted Report Say?

According to the Ofsted report, “Staff warmly welcome children and their families into this inclusive nursery. Children are happy to start their day. They eagerly leave their parents and explore the exciting opportunities available to them. For example, staff offer opportunities for babies to follow their strong impulse to explore. They deeply engage in pinching and stretching play dough. Older children spend time creating detailed marks on the floor. They use water and paintbrushes to draw lines and circles. This helps to develop their creativity and physical skills”.

The report also noted that; ‘Staff plan a range of activities that support children’s unique learning styles. For example, they continually observe children’s play to identify current interests. Babies show great determination as they transport small scoops of sand into containers. They use excellent small-muscle movements as they persist. Older children form enclosures around them as they build from crates in the garden. Staff encourage children to problem solve and test out their ideas’.

The inspector commented, “The curriculum uniquely designs to support children’s learning preferences and interests”. All staff are clear about the curriculum intent and the ethos of the nursery. They use their knowledge of individual children to engage them more deeply in their learning”.

“Partnerships with parents are good. Staff give daily feedback and share information on children’s learning and development. Parents are extremely complimentary about the nursery. They comment positively about the relationships their children have with their key person”.

What do we think about the report?

Mags Pritchett, Nursery Manager at Tops Lymington said “We are delighted with our inspection! The team work tirelessly to ensure children thrive in our setting with strong teaching and engaging environments. We are committed to supporting children to be the best possible version of themselves. To be resilient, independent, confident children with secure attachments and creative and curious minds”.

Tops Lymington are part of a sustainable day nursery chain, Tops Day Nurseries, who have over 30 nurseries across the South and Southwest. Tops Lymington offers flexible early education and care for children aged 3 months to school age.

To view the full report please click here.

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