Acorn Childcare, Spalding


Name Acorn Childcare, Spalding
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 11 Cross Street, SPALDING, Lincolnshire, PE11 2YG
Type Childcare on Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (10 December 2013)
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Information about the setting

Acorn Childcare, Spalding was registered in 2008 on the Early Years Register and the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. It is situated in a large Edwardian town house, close to the centre of Spalding, Lincolnshire. The setting operates as childcare on domestic premises. The provision serves the local area and is accessible to all children. There is an enclosed area available for outdoor play. The setting employs 12 members of childcare staff. Of these, 11 hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 3. The principal holds a level 4 qualification in early years development. The setting opens Monday to Friday all year round, except for two weeks at Christmas. Sessions are from 7.45am until 5.45pm. Children attend for a variety of sessions. There are currently 72 children on roll, all of whom are within the early years age group. The setting provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children. It supports a number of children who speak English as an additional language. What the setting needs to do to improve further To further improve the quality of the early years provision the provider should: consider enhancing the excellent opportunities for children to see their home language by extending the meaningful words displayed around the setting.