Self Evaluation that drives outstanding child care
All our Nurseries are good or outstanding.
Tynemouth Nursery Group has always prided itself in offering the very best in child care and from the day its first Nursery was opened back in 1999, owners and parents, Kaye and Robert Kilsby, visited numerous nurseries and set about to bench mark and ensure Tynemouth Nursery and Zone4kids offered a premium service that would not only service their needs as Parents but also the many, many parents/carers who have used the nurseries over the last 18 years.
Tynemouth Nursery Group has deservedly earned a brand name and reputation second to none. The numerous references from our parents are our most valuable assets and indeed we are proud that our nurseries are all heavily occupied with ‘word of mouth’ parents. Read what our parents say about us.
In order to remain in this enviable position and to tie up with the latest OFSTED outstanding criteria introduced in September 2012 Tynemouth Nursery Group modified its values to state, “Providing outstanding childcare in a warm, friendly and homely setting”.
To achieve this in 2012 we set up a team including the Managing Director (1994 North East Businessman of the Year), Childcare Director, Area manager and Nursery Managers to implement a unique system that would ensure all settings work to an outstanding criteria. Every member of staff has an outstanding file which states what their contribution has to be in order to be outstanding. The files not only embrace the owners’ outstanding requirements but also those of OFSTED. In addition to this in 2017 we introduced external audits by way of mock ‘OFSTED’ inspections to ensure a high level of childcare is constantly provided.
We are striving to have all our settings judged to be outstanding over the next few years. We have to wait 3 or 4 years before some of our next inspections but we will endevour to operate as an outstanding nursery whilst we await our next inspections.