Families 1st Ltd

Name Families 1st Ltd
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 October 2017
Address St Matthews C Of E Primary School, Poplar Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 9AN
Phone Number 07515 775712
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The well qualified and dedicated manager is an advocate for playwork. She aspires to be outstanding and has created an oasis of calm, where children flourish and thrive through good-quality play experiences. Children arrive at the club with great enthusiasm, and are eager to share their daily experiences from school with staff. They play very well together across the differing age groups and older children are positive role models. Partnership working is at the heart of the club’s ethos. Parents are extremely happy with the services offered at the club, and commend the staff team on their loving and caring natures. Links with the local authority, primary school and external childcare professionals are robust. Children are provided with an excellent array of opportunities to be physically active. Staff use their expert knowledge and qualifications in sport coaching, to engage all children in exciting activities, such as multi-skills, football and basketball. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not regularly extend opportunities for children to develop a positive awareness and understanding of people, families and communities beyond their own experiences. When assessing the club’s strengths and areas for improvement, leaders do not always take into account the views of staff and parents.