Children 1st @ Leicester

Name Children 1st @ Leicester
Ofsted Inspections
Address Address: Tarragon Road, LEICESTER, LE2 7ET
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Leicester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The leadership and management team strives to provide the highest quality childcare and is extremely focused on making improvements to all aspects of the provision.

The views and ideas of parents and children are included in innovative ways such as the 'children's council'. The manager and staff create a highly stimulating learning environment, indoors and outside. They use their expert knowledge of child development to provide for the needs of different age groups.

For example, babies flourish as they freely choose and explore independently. Children are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage in their learning, whether to a new grou...p within nursery or their move on to school. Staff take time to build children's confidence and self-esteem and to introduce them to changes in routines.

Staff provide a wealth of opportunities for children to learn about the similarities and differences between themselves and others. Children learn how their efforts to fundraise can help others. They are proud of their achievements and celebrate successes such as appearing in a fundraising bhangra dance on local television.

Staff develop exceptionally strong partnerships with parents. When children start, staff spend time with parents to learn in detail about children's interests, routines and what they know and can do. Parents are encouraged to spend time in the nursery and make use of the wealth of activities and ideas to help them further support their children's learning.