Staff and Children at Tops Poole, on Denmark Lane, are pleased to be celebrating a GOOD rating from Ofsted following their recent inspection.
Poole day nursery & preschool, are located in a busy community and have strong links in their surrounding areas. They also have the luxury of being close to the beaches and glorious countryside. This enables them to have a wide variety of activities and experiences for the children to enjoy.
According to the Ofsted report, ‘Children are happy and confident in this warm and friendly setting. They settle quickly when they arrive and are keen to explore the motivating and stimulating activities staff provide for them. Children form good relationships with staff. They approach staff for comfort and reassurance or to engage staff in their play. This helps children feel safe and secure’.
The report also noted that; ‘The setting is well resourced, both indoors and outdoors. Children have independent access to resources that enhance their physical development.’
The inspector said, “Children are confident communicators. Staff skilfully use stories, nursery rhymes and songs to support children’s language and to extend their vocabulary. Staff expertly engage in back-and-forth interactions with children and give children time and opportunities to think and talk. Staff carefully select books to add to the various activities”.
“The curriculum is coherently planned and builds on what children know and what they can do. The manager has a clear vision and high expectations of what she wants children to learn. Staff embed daily routines, and children’s behaviour is excellent throughout the nursery”.
Natasha Holgate, Senior Nursery Manager at Tops Poole said, “We are so proud of our amazing ‘GOOD’ Ofsted outcome. My staff and I have worked so hard to ensure we achieved a ‘GOOD’ through training and continuous professional development, so children have great outcomes on their learning. The very positive report is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and the engagement of the children and their families and carers”.
To view a copy of the report please click here.