Staff and Children at Tops Southsea are pleased to be celebrating a GOOD rating from Ofsted following their recent inspection.
According to the Ofsted report, “Children and babies feel safe and secure at the nursery. They demonstrate positive relationships with their key person. The leadership team has a clear understanding of the curriculum and maintain high expectations for staff and children. As a result, children enjoy rich play and language experiences, and show high levels of motivation, curiosity, and independence”.
The report also noted that; ‘Communication and literacy provision is strong throughout the nursery. Staff use stories to build on children’s existing knowledge and expose them to new vocabulary. Children have many opportunities to explore these new words in their play experiences. For example, ‘The billy goat gruff’ story is re-enacted by the children using role play props that engage and excite them’.
The inspector said, “Staff are excellent role models for the children. They support children’s emotional well-being and help them to settle quickly. Children form strong attachments with their key person. Children demonstrate excellent behaviour and are highly motivated to learn. They show a high level of respect for each other and are confident in social situations. For example, the children show empathy for each other and reach out with reassurance when their friends are upset”.
“Staff create a stimulating, homely environment that nurtures a positive attitude to children’s learning. They ensure children’s emotional needs are met with compassion and respect. This is evident in children’s good behaviour and when they play harmoniously together. Children willingly take turns and share toys with each other. The manager actively engages with the local community, which enables children to go on trips to the local care home. At this time, children experience the wider world around them, and excitedly share how they read their favourite stories to the residents”.
Tops Day Nurseries have over 30 nurseries across the South and South West. The award winning childcare provider offers early education and care for children aged 3 months to school age, as well as before, after-school and holiday clubs for children up to 11.
To view the full report please click here.