Xyz After School Club

Name Xyz After School Club
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 November 2018
Address Alban City School, St Albans, AL1 3RR
Phone Number 07766347646
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • Children enjoy their time at the club. They are busy throughout the session, involved in purposeful play and creative experiences. • Relationships between staff and children are good. Children are comfortable around staff and they actively encourage staff participation in their games. • Parents are happy with the club. They appreciate the care given to their children. Parents say staff are friendly and that their children are happy and settled. • Leaders and managers at the club maintain good partnerships with the host school. Staff use the professional relationships with school teachers well to ensure the club provides good support for children’s continual development. • Staff make effective use of evaluation tools, such as the learning walks, to help them identify possible improvements to the provision for children. • Leaders and managers regularly review the systems they use for organising the day-today management of the club. This helps them to develop secure procedures, such as those used to keep track of children who attend different after school clubs during the session. It is not yet outstanding because: • Opportunities for staff to develop their skills and expand their already good knowledge of playwork and early years practice are limited. • The younger children do not have as many opportunities as the older children to contribute their ideas for activities and experiences.