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Nursery rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in its first inspection

A Portsmouth nursery is celebrating excellent results by Ofsted in their first inspection.

Top Tots Day Nursery, based at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre, has been judged ‘outstanding’ in all areas. It opened in April 2016. 

The nursery is sistered with another branch in the south of the city, which has been established since 2005.

Children from across the area are welcome to join.

Sue Forsyth, manager of the nurseries, welcomed the news and praised the hard work of her team.

She said: “I am overwhelmed by the results both nursery staff teams have achieved - I really can’t thank everybody enough.

“My management team is always striving to ensure quality staff are recruited and remain passionate and motivated within their roles at Top Tots.

“Thank you to our children and parents who also play a huge part in making these fantastic results happen and supporting us each term, it really is a whole team effort.”

Ofsted described the nursery to have ‘inspirational teaching’ and an ‘extremely experienced management team who continually evaluate and make constant improvements and can see children are confident to learn and are making rapid progress'. 

It was reported by the inspector that children receive excellent emotional support from all staff who help children to have a strong sense of belonging while supporting children's physical development through various enjoyable activities such as swimming confidence sessions.

Children focus extremely well and showed to be extremely knowledgeable to take part in activities opportunities of learning beyond typical expectations. 

The nursery owners, Steve and Mel White, are delighted with the result of both of their nurseries having an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rating. Their aim is to offer more children within the city outstanding childcare at an affordable price.

Top Tots are also part of the 2, 3, and 4-year-old funding scheme and deliver 30 hours free childcare to eligible families across the city.

Further information on the outstanding nursery can be found at their website, Call the team any time on 02392 892 037 | 07795 073 231.

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