Little Explorers


Name Little Explorers
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 June 2019
Address Unit 16, CLEATOR MOOR, Cumbria, CA25 5QB
Phone Number 01946 813111
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good • The setting owners regularly spend time working in the setting. They have worked closely with the manager and the local authority to develop good practice to ensure that they meet every child’s education and care needs. • Overall, staff are well qualified and committed to developing their knowledge further. There are good systems for the safe recruitment and induction of staff. Suitability checks are completed to ensure that all staff are safe to work with children. • Staff ensure that children who have specific needs are very well supported. Parents value the staff and state that they feel welcomed and well informed. Staff seek the views of children, parents and other professionals to help them improve and meet family needs. • Children are happy and keen to engage in play and with their peers when they enter the setting. Staff help children to understand and follow their rules and routines. Children show consideration for their peers and behave very well. • Staff gather information about children’s care and learning needs when they start in the setting. This helps them to plan activities which engage children and help them settle quickly. Staff work closely with parents and follow children’s home care routines. • Staff help children to make healthy lifestyle choices and follow hygiene routines. They provide a range of healthy and nutritious meals, snacks and drinks. Staff also meet the needs of those children with allergies or food intolerances. • The outside area does not yet provide children who choose to play outdoors with the broadest range of resources to support and extend their knowledge and skills across all areas of learning. • The continued professional development of staff is not yet focused closely enough on what will help to improve the quality of their teaching and outcomes for children. • Tracking the progress of groups of children is not yet embedded in practice and being used to further improve outcomes for children.