STAFF and children at Tops Poole are celebrating a ‘Good’ rating from education watchdog Ofsted following a recent inspection.
Poole Day Nursery & Preschool is in a busy community in Denmark Lane and has strong links in the surrounding area.
It is also close to beaches and countryside, allowing it to provide a wide variety of activities and experiences for the children.
The Ofsted report said: “Children are happy and confident in this warm and friendly setting.
“ They settle quickly when they arrive and are keen to explore the motivating and stimulating activities staff provide for them.
“Children form good relationships with staff.
“They approach staff for comfort and reassurance or to engage staff in their play.
“This helps children feel safe and secure.”
The inspector also noted that the setting was well resourced, indoors and outdoors, children having independent access to resources that enhanced their physical development.
The report added: “Children are confident communicators.
“Staff skilfully use stories, nursery rhymes and songs to support children’s language and to extend their vocabulary.
“Staff expertly engage in back-and-forth interactions with children and give children time and opportunities to think and talk.
“Staff carefully select books to add to the various activities.
“The curriculum is coherently planned and builds on what children know and what they can do.
“The manager has a clear vision and high expectations of what she wants children to learn.
“Staff embed daily routines, and children’s behaviour is excellent throughout the nursery”.
Natasha Holgate, senior nursery manager at Tops Poole, said: “We are so proud of our amazing ‘Good’ Ofsted outcome.
“My staff and I have worked so hard to ensure we achieved a ‘Good’ through training and continuous professional development, so children have great outcomes on their learning.
“The very positive report is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and the engagement of the children and their families and carers”.
Tops Poole is part of Tops Day Nurseries, which has more than 30 nurseries across the South and South-West of England.
Tops Poole offers flexible early education and care for children aged three months to school age.