YMCA Club


Name YMCA Club
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 24 October 2018
Address 112 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NQ
Phone Number 02073431700
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision requires improvement. It is not yet good because: • Staff do not ensure they have all children in their group when they move between the lounge and activities. Some children go off to another group unnoticed where they play safely with other members of the team. • The leadership and management team has not implemented a mobile phone and camera policy to ensure children’s safety. Some adults and children use their mobile phones at the club. • The leadership and management team does not have a clear knowledge and understanding of the required information that they must provide to Ofsted. • Sometimes staff do not notice the less confident children, during large-group times or help them join in games with other children. It has the following strengths • Children enjoy fun and creative craft sessions, physical activities indoors and outdoors, and a good range of traditional games. • Staff provide good supervision for children during outings off site. Staff assess and act on hazards that present themselves during the journey to keep children safe. • Staff provide children with clear rules and boundaries. They are very well behaved and respectful of their friends. • Staff build good partnerships with parents. They provide a friendly welcome to families, sharing information and the planned activities for the day.