Creative Explorers Preschool

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About Creative Explorers Preschool

Name Creative Explorers Preschool
Ofsted Inspections
Address Rear of 101 Tottenham Lane, London, London Borough Of Haringey, N8 9BG
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Haringey
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

The provision is outstanding

Children settle extremely well in this welcoming, nurturing and inclusive nursery. They are visibly happy and secure.

Children develop a thirst for knowledge and display excellent attitudes to learning. They excel and develop excellent independence and confidence in this inspiring, creative and richly resourced environment. Children confidently explore and investigate using different sensory and natural resources.

For example, they explore with cut flowers, plant leaves, scented oils, water and glitter. Staff know the children remarkably well and are very passionate about their learning. Children thoroughly enjo...y story time.

Staff's skilful teaching, positive interactions and use of props bring characters in the book to life and capture their imaginations. They confidently discuss their thoughts and ideas with staff and their friends, displaying excellent communication skills. Children have superb opportunities to write for different purposes.

They can count and use superb language to describe the shape and sizes of objects around them. Children develop their physical skills very well. For instance, they learn that exercise and movement makes your heart and bones strong.

Children are incredibly well behaved and demonstrate kind and friendly behaviour towards each other and the staff. All children in the setting make rapid progress from their starting points and are well prepared for the next stage of learning, including school.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders are extremely qualified, experienced and committed.

They provide aspirational leadership and support staff extremely well. The staff work highly effectively as a team and are committed to ensuring the well-being of all children and meeting their individual needs.Leaders and staff create a safe, vibrant and stimulating environment for children to explore, play and develop skills.

Staff have a superb knowledge of children's interests and make excellent use of this to support children's learning.Children are highly interested in plant life, and growing and blossoming flowers. For example, they paint a still life portrait of a daisy plant.

Children make superb comments on the colours, shapes, soil, stem, petal, leaf and pollination. Building on what they have previously learned, staff increase children's knowledge even further and extend their language development extremely well.Children's interests are consistently taken on board and their ideas are shared and used as tools for planning.

Activities are coherently planned and implemented around individual children's needs and interests. Play opportunities are inspirational and they help children to become lifelong learners.Exceptionally strong partnerships with parents help to ensure that they play an active role in their children's learning.

Staff inform parents of children's next steps and how to continue their learning at home.Interventions and targets are excellent for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This helps all children to make rapid progress in their learning and development.

Children who speak English as an additional language are given a tremendous amount of support with their language and communication development.The quality of education, teaching and learning are outstanding. Children demonstrate high levels of attention and competence while exploring and experimenting with a wide range of resources.

For example, during a science activity, children learn to mix different items and compare the smells. They learn that pouring a small amount of scented oil in a bowl changes the smell of water. Children add other items, such as lavender petals and leaves to their mixture, and they confidently talk about the changes and scents.

Children demonstrate excellent memory and understanding as they recall and record the process of the science activity and talk about their five senses.Children are extremely confident and self-assured. They are highly motivated to learn.

Staff support and extend children's communication and language skills exceptionally well. They teach young children new words and use signing to build strong foundations for listening and speaking. Older children learn the meaning of complex words and share their opinions during discussions.

Children learn about healthy lifestyles. They love eating nutritious foods and varied meals that reflect their diverse community. They help prepare fruit for snacks and set up the table for lunch with staff.

Children use cutlery safely and develop excellent manners.The evaluation of the nursery is superb. The leaders empower the staff through regular coaching, training and supervision meetings.

This improves staff expertise and maintains the extremely high quality of the curriculum, teaching and learning throughout the nursery.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Leaders and staff have an excellent understanding of the procedures to follow in the event of a child protection concern.

They have in-depth knowledge of possible signs of abuse and how to report any concerns or allegations. Leaders ensure that staff are well informed of the latest safeguarding guidance. Staff are aware of children's allergies and dietary requirements.

Staff consistently supervise children and they teach them how to keep safe. Leaders implement comprehensive and robust recruitment and induction procedures. They ensure that all staff are suitable and qualified and experienced to work with children.

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