|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||09 October 2018|
|Address||St. Michaels C of E Primary Academy, South Lawn Terrace, EXETER, EX1 2SN|
|Phone Number||08445 618847|
|Type||Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care|
Summary of key findings for parents
The provision is outstanding • Excellent self-evaluation enables the provider and staff to target improvements that have the most impact on children. They seek children’s views and act on these. For example, staff trained to deliver basic first-aid training to children, in response to their request to learn these skills. • Children’s confidence and self-esteem are extremely good. Children have excellent relationships with staff, who consistently encourage them to be independent and listen very well to children’s thoughts and ideas. As a result, children are highly emotionally secure and they very confidently talk about how they feel. • Staff have excellent relationships with parents, who speak very highly about the benefits to their children of attending the club. For example, they particularly commend the range of outdoor activities their children enjoy in the woodland, and how these help to develop their children’s confidence and practical skills. • Staff use their extremely good observations of children to keep teachers very well informed of their achievements, particularly where these support their current learning goals. For example, they informed teachers that children used their scissor skills very well as they made autumn-themed headbands. • Children are very imaginative and creative. For example, they became completely absorbed in their role play, creating different voices to characterise the dolls as they reenacted a favourite story.