All these comments are from the September 2014 Ofsted report.
This provision is outstanding
Staff create a very welcoming, attractive and child friendly environment that
helps to support children’s safety and growing independence.
Staff provide an extremely sharp focus on helping children to acquire
communication and language skills. The provision for promoting children’s
personal, social and emotional development is excellent and children have broad
and varied opportunities to develop their physical skills.
Children freely choose from a wide variety of interesting and stimulating
play resources both indoors and outdoors. As a result, they are fascinated and
engaged in their play.
Staff form good relationships with children and this results in children
being secure and very confident.
Self-evaluation is fully embedded in practice; as a result the holiday club project
provides an excellent service to the local community.
The project, incorporating a holiday and after-school club, consistently
achieves very high standards across all aspects of its work.
The quality of teaching is consistently of a very high quality, inspirational
and worthy of sharing with other providers.
Staff make excellent links between the subjects of play and children’s
home lives, allowing them to gain confidence.
Using their expert knowledge and a clear understanding of how children learn,
they provide rich, varied and imaginative experiences for the children.
Children are relaxed, engage well with key staff and progress very well in
Children are well motivated, very eager to join in.
The provision for developing children’s personal, social and emotional
skills is excellent.
Children regularly use the shared outside area, this includes slides, a climbing
rock, swings and a full size tennis court to help children’s large motor skills,
coordination and balance excellently.
The free flow play provides an excellent opportunity for children to develop
group games with their friends, playing football or spontaneous outside games
such as treasure hunting. As a result, children’s physical skills are developing
Children have limitless opportunities to develop their literacy.
Staff update a parents’ notice board regularly, including information about day trips,
new events and group activities. As a result, parents are well informed about
Care practices are better than good because all staff are highly skilled and
sensitive in helping children of all ages form secure emotional attachments.
Staff provide a strong base for helping children in developing their
independence and ability to explore.
Health and safety is taken very seriously by staff and is central to everything
Children’s transitions are well supported by staff, helping them to feel relaxed
about these changes.
Leadership is inspirational.
Activities are exciting, inclusive and engaging.
Staff excellently maintain a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment.
Throughout the club, there is a strong feeling of positivity, and this is created
by the excellent communication staff have with individual children.
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