|Name||A Step Ahead Children’s Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||10 March 2014|
|Address||Leech Pond Hill, Lower Beeding, West Sussex, RH13 6NR|
|Phone Number||01403 891012|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Information about the setting
A Step Ahead Children’s Nursery opened in 2000. It operates from a purpose built building in Lower Beeding, West Sussex. Children have access to various base rooms and a secure outside play area. The nursery is open each weekday from 7.30am to 6.00pm all year round. The pre-school is registered on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. There are currently 82 children in the early years age group on roll. The nursery receives funding for the provision of free early education for children aged two, three and four years. The nursery supports children who speak English as an additional language. Sixteen staff work with children, of whom fourteen hold early years qualifications. One members of staff hold Early Years Professional Status, and one is working towards the qualification. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: enhance the outdoor area further so that there is a more varied range of activities that continue to develop the children’s already good understanding of the world.