Ofsted Report

Following our recent Ofsted inspection at Tops Babbacombe, we are very happy with the positive feedback we received and are proactively addressing the highlighted areas by implementing consistent boundaries, enhancing staff training, and refining daily routines to enhance engagement in learning experiences. Our commitment to providing a nurturing environment remains unwavering, and we invite collaboration as we strive to deliver exceptional care and education for our children. Some of the positive comments are below:

“Babies smile with great delight and enjoy playing peekaboo, looking at books or using material to cover their faces. They giggle out loud when staff gently tickle them, demonstrating their thorough enjoyment. This boosts babies’ understanding of interacting with others. The manager and staff understand how to observe and assess children’s development. They use this information and what they gain from parents to plan well for what babies need to learn next and the sequence this should follow. This enables babies to move on to the next stage in their learning successfully”

“Staff have a good knowledge of what to do if they have concerns regarding a child’s well-being. They attend regular training to ensure that they keep their safeguarding knowledge up to date. The manager has a good understanding of safeguarding procedures and knows where to go for further support if necessary. Children play in a safe environment and are supervised well, including while sleeping. The management team uses effective systems to recruit staff and to ensure their ongoing suitability”

“Staff build positive parent partnerships. They communicate regularly with parents via an app and verbal feedback. Staff keep parents informed of how their child is progressing with reports. Staff are proactive at offering support to families wherever necessary. For example, staff work with parents to support them to access help from external agencies. These positive parent partnerships help children to transition well between home and nursery”

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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Emily Dunk, Nursery Manager, or Amanda Vardy, Regional Manager at the nursery on 01803 311442 or via email at info.babbacombe@topsdaynurseries.co.uk

Some of our friendly Babbacombe Nursery team:

Ciara Lightburn

Nursery Manager