Press release from: Tops Day Nurseries

Staff and Children at Tops Efford are pleased to be celebrating a GOOD rating from Ofsted following their recent inspection.

According to the Ofsted report, children feel safe and secure as they confidently explore the variety of exciting spaces at this setting. They independently choose from a range of activities and toys, which are provided based on their interests. Children demonstrate a positive attitude to their learning and staff support them to take pride in their achievements.

The report also noted that; Babies and older children have warm and trusting relationships with the adults who care for them. Staff are respectful and attentive to children’s needs and they offer comfort and kindness. Children are well behaved and understand the expectations of the setting. They are encouraged to share their ideas. For example, they suggested adding bird boxes in the garden, which the setting has done.

The inspector said; ‘Staff support the personal needs and routines of the babies and toddlers. They encourage children to be independent in their self-help skills. As a result, older children are learning how to take care of themselves. They use the toilet and wash their hands independently, serve their own food, pour drinks and return their dishes after eating. The setting engages effectively with parents and the local community. They have good partnerships with schools and other services. Parents speak highly of the setting and the support they provide for the children and their families’.

Donna Mooney, Nursery Manager at Tops Efford said “We are extremely proud of our recent Ofsted inspection report, the team has worked so hard and this is reflected in the remarks by the inspectors and the parents. We will continue to nurture and support the children, allowing them to have fun and achieve everything they wish to succeed in”.

Tops Day Nurseries have over 30 nurseries across the South and South West including Tops Efford and 6 other nurseries in Plymouth and Torquay. The award winning childcare provider offers early education and care for children aged 3 months to school age, as well as before, after-school and holiday clubs for children up to 11.

To view the full report please click here.

About Tops Day Nurseries:

Tops Day Nurseries are a family of eco-sustainable day nurseries across the South & South West. Tops have an outstanding reputation in delivering top quality early years education, operating nurseries and out-of-school clubs across Dorset, Hampshire, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire.

We believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We aim to achieve this through educating the children of today, so that they can prosper and, in turn, influence the way future generations live.

Every 15 minutes is important because time is valuable. We offer flexible childcare, so parents and carers only pay for the time they need. With extended opening hours, from 6am-8pm including bank holidays*, it means we are here when families need us. We also provide free settling-in sessions and we offer a variety of funding options.

As an environmentally-conscious business, Tops Day Nurseries are always looking for ways to care for the planet in everything they do. All nurseries are rigorously reviewed to ensure the carbon footprint is minimised, as well as having integrated learning sessions for children on the subject of caring for the environment, growing their own food and reducing waste.

To find out more about Tops Day Nurseries, please visit www.topsdaynurseries.co.co.uk

Or email Ellen at ellen.wentworth@topsdaynurseries.co.uk


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