Pioneer Childcare


Name Pioneer Childcare
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 October 2016
Address The Albemarle Centre, Appledore Gardens, Lindfield, HAYWARDS HEATH, West Sussex, RH16 2AQ
Phone Number 07718 425121
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Children settle quickly in the friendly, relaxed and welcoming environment. Staff get to know children’s abilities well and show a good awareness of how to build on them. They actively encourage less confident children to have a go and persevere at activities. Children form strong emotional bonds with adults in the setting. At the inspection, children said that ’Pioneer staff are the best’. Children behave well and enjoy playing with their friends. They show a care and concern for others. For example, a child offered to share her jumper with another child who was feeling cold. Staff communicate effectively with parents. For example, they keep them well informed about children’s progress and welfare. Staff work consistently together with parents to teach children how to manage their feelings and behaviour in an acceptable way. The senior management team consistently and effectively monitors and reviews practice. It focuses well on continuing to improve children’s experiences. For example, following recent feedback from children it has increased opportunities for children to enjoy books and stories in all areas of the club. It is not yet outstanding because: At times, staff do not make the most of some children’s preference to play outdoors. Sometimes children do not have the opportunity to fully develop their own designs and creative ideas.