Tops Day Nursery, based at Lucas Terrace in Prince Rock, recently underwent their first ever Ofsted Inspection since they joined the Tops family in 2018. The team were delighted to share their GOOD news with families and the local community.
Since becoming part of the Tops Day Nurseries family, Tops Prince Rock have placed a heavy focus on ensuring the nursery’s environment is established enough to provide the children in its care a rich, sustainable learning environment. This was picked up in the report when the inspector commented “Staff use ‘in the moment’ planning which means they adapt activities as and when children’s interests change. Staff plan and prepare a broad range of exciting activities that capture children’s imagination and interests.”
Tops Prince Rock has a highly motivated staff team, who support each other to develop new and exciting ideas for the children. The team pride themselves on knowing each of the children and their families personally, which allows them to not only support the child’s welfare and education but also use their professional knowledge to support the parents too.
After conducting discussions with parents at the nursery, the report notes that the parents reported positive feedback; that they value the manager’s motivation and passion for delivering high-quality service, and they are involved in decision making.
Cheryl Hadland, Managing Director of Tops Day Nurseries commented “Tops Prince Rock is the first of our 7 Plymouth nurseries to be inspected under the Tops Day Nurseries management and I am so proud of the team on their marvellous achievement.
This inspection advocates a great example of the changes Tops have introduced to a previously inadequate nursery when registered under a different management company.
There is a perception that as a larger nursery group there is less of a focus on the children and families and it is all about making money, this simply is not the case; this is why we refer to ourselves as being a family of day nurseries, rather than a chain. The children are at the heart of everything we do, we are responsible for educating the next generation and Tops Prince Rock is a prime example of good practice. I’d like to say a huge congratulations to Nicola and the team!”
Tops Day Nurseries are delighted to announce that all nurseries across the South and South West inspected under a Tops Day Nurseries registration are now rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted!