A GOOD Ofsted result for Tops Pokesdown

Staff and children at Tops Pokesdown are celebrating their GOOD result from the recent Ofsted inspection.

Tops Pokesdown day nursery and 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.

According to the GOOD result of the Ofsted report, ‘Staff provide a warm welcome and a safe environment, which helps children to feel secure. Children of all ages arrive happily and settle quickly. They move around confidently, choosing what to do and interacting well with each other and adults’.

Highlights from the Ofsted Report:

The report also noted that; ‘Staff know children well. They are clear what they want each child to learn and identify and plan for what they need to do next to make good progress. The curriculum is ambitious for all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Children develop independence skills”.

The inspector said, “Children behave well. They readily follow instructions, such as helping to tidy up before lunch, and sit patiently while they wait to go out. They use good manners and help one another. For example, they pass the paint to others during a group activity. The nursery has good links with the local community.”

“For example, children visit the residents of a care home weekly, which supports their social and emotional development. They also use local facilities such as the park, where they take part in forest school activities . Children are learning about healthy lifestyles. There is a nutritious menu and they learn about foods that are good for them through activities and discussion. They learn about germs and handwashing and even babies are able to wash their hands at a low-level sink unit”.

“The manager has worked hard to make improvements since the last inspection. She has put training and coaching in place to extend staff’s understanding of the curriculum and how to implement it. This has had a positive impact on children’s learning. The manager works with staff to identify areas for development and they have made effective changes, such as dividing the space used by children aged two to three. This has provided a more enabling learning environment. Staff report that they enjoy working at the nursery and feel that managers value and appreciate them”.

What We Said:

Stephanie Ridealgh, Nursery Manager at Tops Pokesdown said: “We are incredibly proud of our recent Ofsted GOOD result. Our team are continually engaged in training and professional development, ensuring that all children in our care reach their full potential.

We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and supportive environment that fosters growth and development. We take immense pride in the improvements we have made within our setting, consistently ensuring the best for all children at all times.

The report reflects the hard work, dedication and positive impact that Tops Pokesdown has on our children and families. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our Tops Pokesdown Community for contributing to our wonderful nursery!””.

Tops Pokesdown are part of a sustainable day nursery chain, Tops Day Nurseries, who have over 30 nurseries across the South and Southwest. Tops Yeovil 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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