Barracudas (Letchworth)


Name Barracudas (Letchworth)
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 31 July 2017
Address St Christopher School, Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3JZ
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The leadership and management team has made significant improvement to the club since their last inspection. For instance, they have enhanced the club’s security, and adjustments to the staff induction process have further deepened all staff’s understanding and knowledge of what to do if they have concerns about a child. Staff provide children with plenty of choice when they arrive at the club. For example, those children who want to sit quietly and relax have space to do so. Others who want to be more physically active are able to be. Children are extremely happy, settled and confident. They have exceptional relationships with staff and each other, which significantly benefit their emotional well- being and sense of belonging. Children arrive keen to find friends and play. The management and leadership team has a good knowledge of recruitment and the steps to take to check that staff are suitable. They encourage staff to attend regular training courses online and at specified venues prior to the holiday sessions to support and extend their skills and knowledge. The staff team works closely together, which helps to provide children with an enjoyable experience. It is not yet outstanding because: Procedures to seek information from parents regarding what they know about their child’s interests, likes and dislikes before they begin at the club are not robust. The leadership and management team has not considered the different ways to fully involve all parents as part of the club’s self-evaluation process.