Acorns Club


Name Acorns Club
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 September 2016
Address Helmshore Primary School, Gregory Fold, ROSSENDALE, Lancashire, BB4 4JW
Phone Number 01706 213 756
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The manager, committee and staff have built excellent partnerships with the host school. High priority is given to ensuring activities at the club complement those undertaken at school. Children display good levels of confidence and self-esteem. Children are cared for in surroundings that are bright and very secure. Resources are plentiful and arranged attractively to help children make independent choices. Children are happy and motivated individuals. Staff are good role models, who treat children with kindness and respect. Children are supported to lead a healthy lifestyle. They enjoy access to an extensively resourced outdoor area that promotes all aspects of their physical development. Additionally, children have space to move freely, take part in team games and experience some appropriate risks and challenges. The manager and committee are dedicated and committed to ensuring the club’s continued success. Self-evaluation is used very well to ensure changes made at the club reflect the views of children, parents and staff. Actions set at the last inspection have been addressed. It is not yet outstanding because: Performance management opportunities to help staff reflect more on their practice and encourage them to share their knowledge and skills are not fully maximised. Staff do not maximise opportunities for gathering detailed information from parents about their child before they attend the club to enhance the settling-in process.