Taplins Nurseries

Day nurseries with two sites in Southampton

Norland was contacted by Taplins Nurseries in December 2016 following an inadequate Ofsted inspection in one of their nurseries. Taplins is a workplace nursery, part of the University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. Norland consultants commenced work with the nursery to support with action planning in order to improve the practice within the nursery. Over this time Norland consultants have worked directly with the team providing support and guidance, training sessions on key areas of staff development, and met with senior leadership teams and local authority to provide updates and reports identifying areas of improvement and areas for further development. In April 2018 the nursery was inspected, achieving a ‘Good’ rating. Since January 2018, Norland has been working with both of the Taplins nurseries to support ongoing governance of the settings, enhancing and developing practice. 

Angela Murphy, Senior HR Business Partner at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

"The help of Norland College’s consultancy service, and in particular Claire, has been invaluable in helping Taplins to improve our service delivery. From the early days when she came in and provided an assessment on how we could improve to the regular visits where she provides further advice and guidance, she has a very caring yet professional approach. Norland has also run workshops for the nursery staff on evenings and weekends to provide them with direct support in how they can improve their practice. We wouldn’t have been able to make the progress that we have without Norland’s input."