|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||10 May 2013|
|Address||206C Maidstone Road, ROCHESTER, Kent, ME1 3EJ|
|Phone Number||01634 840437|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care|
Information about the setting
Little Explorers registered in 2005 and operates from a converted house in Rochester, Kent. It is registered on the Early Years Register. The provision is privately owned. There are three play areas comprising the preschool, the toddler room and the baby room. Children have access to a fully enclosed garden for outdoor play. There are separate kitchen and staff facilities. The nursery is open each weekday from 8am to 6pm for 51 weeks of the year. Children come from a wide catchment area and attend for a variety of sessions. There are currently 57 children aged between six months and four years on roll. All fall within the early years age range. The nursery receives funding for early education for children aged three and four years. The nursery employs 14 staff, all of whom hold appropriate early years qualifications at National Vocation Qualification level two and above. Both the provider and her manager hold Early Years Professional Status. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: strengthen the information sharing procedures for working with other providers when children attend more than one setting.