Press release from Tops Day Nurseries, Gillingham.

Tops Day Nurseries on Marlott Road, Gillingham have been recognised as an Outstanding nursery after a recent visit from the Tops Day Nurseries Audit and Compliance Quality Team.

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.

After a recent audit, Tops Gillingham received Outstanding in all areas, with special recognition for the baby and two year old rooms.

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.

The report highlighted impressive key points, such as ‘Children show high levels of motivation and extraordinary persistence’ and ‘the ongoing pursuit of excellence is clearly and consistently at Tops Gillingham’.

Amy, Director of Early Years Audit and Training said “Leadership plays a significant role in quality improvement the manager has exceptionally high standards for the nursery, the staff team and for children’s outcomes.  Staff and children alike thrive under her care, support and inspiring leadership. 

‘The attention to detail within each room is exceptionally high to ensure children have the very best activities, chances and opportunities to learn and develop in the ways that suit them most effectively”. 

Melanie Lockyer, Senior Nursery Manager at Tops Gillingham said “We have been working extremely hard to ensure all rooms achieve a high standard of quality and consistent care in all aspects of our practice and I am absolutely delighted with our outstanding result. The whole team here at Tops Gillingham work tirelessly to ensure the care and learning is of the highest possible standards, and this has shone through on our audit. It’s so lovely that the whole team’s efforts have been recognised, as they do an absolutely outstanding job shaping young minds.”

Quality improvement is a continuous cycle based on planning; implementing; reviewing and analysing. It is a never ending journey involving children, parents and professionals.

About Tops Day Nurseries:

Tops Day Nurseries are a family of award winning, eco-sustainable day nurseries across the South and South West. There are 29 settings across Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon.

Tops Gillingham is a fun and friendly day nursery & preschool, providing childcare for children from 3 months old until they are ready to start school.  Tops Gillingham’s Forest School children regularly explore the woodland and have even taken along some special guests including the Mayor of Gillingham!

As well as being an inspirational childcare provider, Tops Gillingham are a hub for local activities and groups. They offer a comfortable environment for local baby massage sessions, Dad’s Clubs, baby and toddler groups and also features a holiday club service for school children up to the age of 8.

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