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Curious Explorers Day Care and Pre-school

Day nursery

Coronavirus status: OPEN
Coronavirus status: OPEN

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alicia Lesch
Contact Position
01252 613609
Curious Explorers

Where to go

Curious Explorers
194 Clarence Road
GU51 3XP

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
Contact provider for vacancy details?

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
When is childcare available
All Year
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:00 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 18:00
Thursday 07:00 18:00
Friday 07:00 18:00
Visit & Outings
Car Parking
Messy Play Area
Sleeping Area
Outdoor Play

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Inspection Report
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Latest Inspection
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
20/02/2019Re-inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
Caters for children with special needs. English as additional language,Speech and lang. difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Experience with

Cultural Provisions

Has Provision
Cultural and Spec. Diet. Needs,Relig. and Cultural Awareness



Age group - Costs age 0 - under 3: 6 per hour, 58 per day. Age group - Costs age 3 - 5: 6 per hour, 56 per day


Age Ranges
5 to 8 years, 0 to 5 years

Time / Date Details

Session Information
4 Hours or More Per Day
45 Weeks or More Per Year
5 Days or More Per Week
All year round
Weekday All Day

Local Offer

Local Offer

We observe children very closely on a daily basis.

If there are symptoms or signs that causes concern we will address it firstly with the parent/s.

We will then work alongside the parents to see if we can manage the concern

Once we have gathered enough information we will ask for support from outside agencies and the local authority.

If a parent thinks their child may have special educational needs they should talk to the manager or key carer who will then organise a meeting with the SENCO who will follow our procedure as stated above.

Contact Name
Alicia Lesch
Contact Telephone
01252 613609
Contact Email
How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

All our staff are highly trained to accommodate and teach all children regardless of their ability.


How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

The owners, that have teaching and behaviour analyse backgrounds support staff with planning for children with special educational needs.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

The curriculum will be tailored to each individual child.

All children get the opportunity to experience the curriculum. We will assess a child once they start with us and then plan their next steps according to their needs and ability.

We use the local authority and outside agencies to support our planning for children with additional needs.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

We use Tapestry to track children on the 7 learning areas according to the EYFS.

In some cases we use an Ann Locke form to identify the gaps more clearly.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

Additional support for each child's well being is provided on a personal and individual manner that meets the needs of each child.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

We are able to request support from:

  • The Local Authority
  • Outreach
  • Portage
  • Speech and Language Service
  • Paediatricians
What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?
  • Managing Behaviour Training
  • Language Training
  • Functional Behaviour Training
How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

All children are included in our activities like Forest School, local trips to the library, town, park and pond.

We have buggies for those who are unable to walk.

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The setting has ground floor access to our Toddler and Pre-school Rooms without any obstructions.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

We support all children in the School Readiness process.

We support parents in applying for Special Educational Schools and organise meetings with the teachers of their preferred school to ensure a smooth transition.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

Resources are allocated on a needs basis, in conjunction with the local authority's financial support.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

Through the support of the Local Authority we are able to access additional funding to ensure children are allocated additional support during their time with us.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Parents are very involved in our setting.

All parents have the opportunity to meet with their child's key worker and any other staff member as much as they require too.

We have three parent evenings a year however more are always available.

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