Tops Day Nurseries provide recognition that their settings and teams maintain and improve provision in order to offer the highest quality learning and development experiences for all children and their families. Children who experience high quality provision are well placed to achieve higher outcomes at school and develop better social, emotional and cognitive abilities necessary for life-long learning.
The Tops Day Nurseries Quality Assurance scheme was launched in January 2017 and provides a route for Leaders and Managers to raise standards through a process of self-evaluation and self-assessment. This involves practitioners in a cycle of continuous improvement in which the provision is audited against a set of standards.
Director of Early Years Audit and Training, Amy Alderson, audits each of our settings on an annual basis to ensure that each setting is compliant with current legislation and best practice. Alongside these audits a Quality accreditation document is also completed for those settings achieving either a Good or Outstanding internal audit rating.
Tops Bournemouth’s report highlighted impressive key points, including:
- The manager is exceptionally passionate about the nursery, her large staff team and the children’s daily experiences at Tops Bournemouth.
- The staff plan Inviting and meaningful activities and provocations for learning and SEND support is very good.
- Throughout the nursery, children behave well and they demonstrate that they feel safe and secure.
- Children display positive attitudes to learning and gaining the skills they need to move on to the next stage in their education.
Quality improvement is a continuous cycle based on planning; implementing; reviewing and analysing. It is a never ending journey involving children, parents and professionals.