Plymouth Nursery celebrates after being praised by Ofsted inspectors
Plymouth nursery celebrates Ofsted result in first inspection since pandemic has begun.
Bretonside’s Tops nurseries were rated “good” in all four categories considered by the education watchdog following an inspection on October 28.
The Looe Street location is one of Tops Day’s 30 child care centers in the Southwest, all of which have great reviews from parents.
The routine inspection praised the nursery specifically for being a “welcoming and caring” environment, further noting that “the children felt safe there”.
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The report states: “The program is broad and balanced. The staff know what they would like the children to learn next and support them well.
“Children have a positive attitude towards learning. They are keen to explore and study the natural resources available, such as water and sand play.
In addition, the staff are able to install the children quickly despite the impossibility for the parents to come to the nursery due to Covid-19.
The inspector then praised the management team and their ability to lead staff, which helps create a safe environment: “Managers and staff have a deep understanding of their role in protecting children from harm. They frequently undergo child protection training to ensure that their knowledge is up to date with any changes in legislation. The nursery is attentive to signs, such as changes in children’s behavior, that may indicate that they are at risk of injury.
Particularly noteworthy praise came for Tops Day’s sustainability-focused mantra: “The nursery strongly defends its passion for sustainability. Staff help children learn to protect the environment. Children play with ecological resources, such as natural materials and recycled powder paint.
“They use bamboo toothbrushes to take care of their oral health. The nursery also works closely with nearby supermarkets to help reduce food waste. Staff distribute them to parents and community members.
Lorraine Hargreaves, Head of Nursery at Tops Bretonside, said: “Considering we are a new team of staff, it was wonderful to see what an excellent team of staff we have and how they keep the needs of the children at the forefront. whatever they do ”.
In order to improve in their next Ofsted report (which will arrive at some point in the next 6 years), the crèche was recommended to “ensure that staff build on the existing mathematical knowledge and skills of children to help them progress even more. “
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