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Press release from: Tops Day Nurseries

Tops Day Nursery, onsite at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, recently underwent their Ofsted Inspection. The team were delighted to share their GOOD news with families and the local community.

According to the Ofsted report, “Children confidently move between the interesting activities and different environments. They enjoy interacting and speaking to the different adults present. Staff use lively voices which encourages babies to explore. Toddlers are captivated by the stories read to them by staff. Staff engage children's interests effectively as they read to them with gusto and passion. Older children easily share books and talk about the characters together”.

“Children's behaviour is good. Children work cooperatively and share resources without disagreement. For instance, children sit together making potions and tonics using petals and leaves mixed with water. Children confidently express their opinions. At mealtimes, pre-schoolers speak enthusiastically about their food and say what they like to eat”.

The inspector said, “Staff value and respect children, speaking to them with consideration and kindness. Staff encourage children to talk about their experiences, such as outings they have been on. This helps staff understand children's interests to build on them further”.

Kayleigh Moss, Nursery Manager at Tops Winchester, said; ‘I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of out Ofsted inspection. My team has worked so hard to get to where we are, and I am so proud that we could show how far we have come. With our planning recently changing it was important to show how we have embedded this throughout the whole nursery, and the team did it perfectly. They showed their expertise is many areas, and that the training and support they received has showed through their practice. I am a very proud manager, receiving this grade in my first inspection and I hope to keep improving and building on what we have here.’

Tops Day Nurseries have over 30 nurseries across the South and Southwest, including Tops Winchester and another 7 across Hampshire. 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 click here.

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