Children 1st @ Chesterfield

Name Children 1st @ Chesterfield
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 14 August 2013
Address Dryhurst House, Royal Hospital, Calow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5BL
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the setting

Children 1st @ Chesterfield Royal is part of Breedon House Nurseries Limited. The nursery was registered in 2000 and is on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. It is situated in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Calow, Chesterfield in Derbyshire. It is a privately owned limited company managed by directors. The nursery serves the local and surrounding areas and is accessible to all children. It operates from a converted building in its own grounds and there is a fully enclosed area available for outdoor play. The nursery employs 18 members of childcare staff. Of these, 13 hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 3 and level 2. One member of staff has Early Years Professional Status. The nursery opens Monday to Friday all year round, except for bank holidays. Sessions are from 7am until 6.30pm. Children attend for a variety of sessions. There are currently 122 children attending who are in the early years age group. The nursery provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children. It supports a number of children who speak English as an additional language and children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Staff receive training and support as the nursery is a Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education accredited training centre. It holds Investors in People Award. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: build on the already excellent outdoor environment by, for example, providing extra opportunities for children to explore, investigate and develop different interests in the outside environment in order to enhance their learning and development.