Little Munchkins Childcare in Chard has been rated as 'Good' at their latest Ofsted inspection.

The school was inspected on June 4 and received good on overall effectiveness, the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management by Ofsted inspector Rosie Pool.

Inspectors praised the children who are 'warmly welcomed' into the school and staff know children well and understand how to support their progress.

Staff were also commended on providing an 'exciting' curriculum that uses children's interests to build on what they already know and can do. Ms Pool added that children delight in independent learning and enjoy "transporting water across the garden and using paintbrushes and chalks to make marks. They watch in delight as the colours mix and are washed away. Staff support children well in this and encourage children's curiosity and them to become independent thinkers."

Read the full Ofsted report on the Ofsted website here: Little Munchkins Childcare Chard.

The inspection also found that children enjoy positive interactions with staff and behave well.  Toddlers join in with familiar stories and name animals as staff read books aloud. Older children benefit from staff's questioning. Staff give children time to think and respond. Children become confident communicators.

The arrangements for safeguarding were found to be effective. There is an open and positive culture around safeguarding that puts children's interests first.

Ofsted inspector Rosie Pool said that the provider needs to improve and develop the way group times are organised and ensure that the environment for the younger children allows sufficient space for them to investigate, explore and move freely.

Little Munchkins Childcare C.I.C registered in 2022 in Chard. The nursery employs 11 members of childcare staff. Of whom, 10 hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 3 or above. The nursery opens from Monday to Friday, all year round. Sessions are from 7.30am to 5.30pm. The nursery provides funded early education for two-, three- and four-year-old children.