Tops Lakeside have recently been awarded an “Outstanding” Ofsted grade for the category personal development, behaviour and welfare and an overall “Good” grade following a recent Ofsted inspection.
The report notes how staff have an accurate picture of how well both individual and groups of children are developing and that they use this information effectively to identify further training opportunities for staff.
Tops Lakeside is part of the South’s most Eco Sustainable family of nurseries, most notable the family of nurseries has just won the Environmental Business of the Year Award at the prestigious Dorset Business Awards, and have recently invested in a new eco cabin to extend learning opportunities for more children. This was remarked on in the report as it said “children learn how to look after themselves and the world around them exceptionally well. Older children understand the importance of recycling and use the appropriate bins in the nursery for rubbish.”
The area rated as “Outstanding” is that of personal development, behaviour and welfare, with the report referring to how well the team encourage children to learn about others that are different to themselves and commented on the regular trips the children make to the local care home. The celebration of diversity within the nursery was also applauded.
Diane Wycherley, Senior Area Manager at Tops Day Nurseries commented “I am so proud of the Tops Lakeside team for achieving this good grade with an area of outstanding.
Since their previous inspection, the staff team have been continuously working to meet the actions received in the 2017 report and all of their hard work is paying off.”
The latest report brings all 27 Tops Day Nursery settings to hold a “Good” or “Outstanding” result for Ofsted.