Welcome to Footsteps Childcare Centre
Situated in the village of Tywardreath, near to Par, in Cornwall, Footsteps Childcare Centre has been established since 2003. The provision is registered by Ofsted to care for children aged from three months to 11 years and is open each weekday, from 7.30am until 6.00pm for 51 weeks of the year.
Kelly took over the business in 2006 and is very much part of the community in Tywardreath. The converted Sunday School provides a bright and airy atmosphere in which children have the opportunity to gain new experiences in a friendly and caring environment.
We currently have 10 members of staff employed within the nursery, carefully selected for their passion and dedication to provide quality childcare in a caring and innovative manner. All of our staff are DBS checked, fully trained and qualified. We have a commitment to continuing professional development as we believe that staff training is an integral part of acquiring a comprehensive understanding of child development and maintaining high standards.
OFSTED-APPROVED CHILDCARE SERVICES
We are registered with NDNA and are part of the National Literacy Board. Our latest Ofsted inspection was September 2018 in which we were awarded an outcome of ‘Good’. The complete report is available online for your review, but here are some extracts:
Children form a secure attachment to their key person, which promotes their well-being and helps them to become confident and independent learners.
Staff establish positive communication links with parents and other providers, which contribute to meeting children’s needs.
Staff make accurate assessments of children’s learning. They provide sufficient time for children to consider and respond to questions during adult-led activities. Children make good progress from their starting points.
The manager promotes staff training that ensures children are well supported, particularly children who have special educational needs.
Staff are positive role models. Children are settled and secure in their environment and their behaviour is consistently good.
Staff have a good understanding of how to manage and minimise risks without limiting opportunities for children’s development.