Acorn Montessori


Name Acorn Montessori
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 April 2019
Address Cartmel C Of E Primary School, Aynsome Road, Cartmel, Grange Over Sands, LA11 6PR
Phone Number 015395 35629
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Sessional day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The setting owner is a well-qualified, knowledgeable and passionate early years practitioner. She leads a team of staff who share her vision and ensure that standards of care and education are high. This helps all children to progress well from their unique starting points. • The staff are well supported and have many opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding. This has a positive impact on their practice. • Children feel happy, safe and secure in the setting. They develop very strong bonds with staff, who they confidently go to them for comfort, support, help or reassurance when they need it. • Staff are excellent role models. They help children to understand different social situations and develop very good manners. Staff encourage children to keep trying when they find tasks difficult. This helps them to develop resilience and a positive attitude to learning. • The learning environment is very well organised, vibrant and inviting for children. They confidently enter the setting and are extremely keen to engage with staff and their peers, quickly becoming focused, investigating, exploring and learning. • Children spend regular and often long periods of time learning outdoors. They develop an interest and understanding of the natural environment and how to care for it. Staff make the most of opportunities to experience activities in the local area. This helps children to learn about and appreciate their local community. • Occasionally, staff provide children with the solutions to problems that arise as they play, without encouraging them to think for themselves. • Sometimes, staff complete tasks for children which they are capable of doing themselves.