Ofsted Report

We achieved GOOD in our most recent Ofsted inspection, see some of the comments made in the report below:

“Children are welcomed warmly by staff. Their key persons know them well. There are good handovers from previous key persons and ongoing communication with parents. Overall, children’s individual needs are known and met securely by staff. Staff are keen for children to reach their potential. This includes children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and those learning English as an additional language (EAL)”.

“Staff generally provide consistently good support and interactions to help children successfully build on their knowledge and skills. Children have fun and enjoy their play and activities. The interesting resources and activities help to stimulate children’s curiosity and interest in their learning. For example, babies enjoy sensory experiences, such as exploring paint and water. Toddlers used ladles, different sized metal pots along with colanders in the sandpit. They become intrigued, as they watch sand pour through the colander holes”.

“The management team and senior leadership team have a good oversight of the quality of the provision. They and the staff have worked hard to make improvements. The staff team work well together. Staff speak highly about the management team’s support. They receive good support for their well-being and professional development. Since the last inspection, staff have completed relevant training to help them build their skills and knowledge. This has a positive impact on the quality of their practice and the provision”.

“There is a strong emphasis on including and welcoming families and children from different backgrounds. Children form positive relationships with staff and each other. They learn to be kind and caring towards others and to take care of their environment, such as by tidying up. Children learn about their emotions and how to recognise and manage these”.

“Staff and the management team form strong relationships and communication with parents. They keep parents well-informed, for example through discussions when children are collected. Parents speak very highly about their experiences of using the nursery. They highlight the good support they receive from staff, the trust they have in the care of their children and the inclusive approach. Parents comment on the progress their children make, such as their confidence, speech and language”.

If you would like to discuss any of the above further please do not hesitate to contact Simon Evans, senior nursery manager at the nursery on 02392 215786, option 2, or via email info.portsmouth@topsdaynurseries.co.uk

To view the latest Ofsted inspection for our Tops Portsmouth nursery, please click here.

Some of our friendly Portsmouth Nursery team:

Rebecca Rogers

Interim Nursery Manager

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