The report mentioned that on the day of inspection, children delighted in playing outside in the large puddles that had formed. They played for long periods of time squeezing paint and bubbles into the puddles and observing the different changes.
Oftsed Inspector Jo Caswell HMI said:
“The quality of care provided for babies and children is outstanding. Staff know each of the children exceptionally well and offer an extremely homely, caring and nurturing environment. Senior staff are very well trained and this has a very positive impact on the quality of teaching and the progress children make in their learning and development.”
The report also noted that children form very positive relationships with the adults who care for them. Staff make learning fun and children enjoy many opportunities for learning both inside and outside.
Cheryl Hadland, founder of Tops Day Nurseries said:
“When the College announced the closure of this nursery in 2009, the staff approached me to see if anything could be done. We are delighted that that Tops Day Nursery and PlayStation staff have worked so successfully together to re-form this nursery.
“To receive such a positive report from Ofsted is very gratifying. All three parties have been working incredibly hard together to provide excellent standards of childcare for those working at, attending or living near the IOW College, and the results speak for themselves.”
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Tops Day Nursery in Newport is based on the Isle of Wight College campus and caters for children from 3 months until they are ready to start school. They also run a Mini Beasts club for 5-7 year olds.
The nursery can offer 15 hours of free funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, as well as emergency childcare at short notice and cover for teacher training days and school closures. There are also weekly cooking workshops for children as part of Tops Cooking School and childcare is bookable per 15 minutes.
To view a copy of the report please click here.