Buddies Out of School Club

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About Buddies Out of School Club

Name Buddies Out of School Club
Address Sunnyfields Primary School, Roses Crescent, Scawthorpe, Doncaster, DN5 9EW
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Doncaster
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Children are happy to attend this out-of-school club.

They have a wonderful relationship with staff, who know them well. Children eagerly arrive from the school disco excited to tell staff what they have been doing. Staff role model good manners.

They have high expectations for children to demonstrate kindness and good behaviour. Children are given the independence to choose their activities or if they wish to play indoors or outdoors. Staff carefully plan activities to ensure that children of all ages can take part in challenging and stimulating activities that are appropriate to their age.

For example, younger c...hildren enjoy playing with the dolls and prams, while older children concentrate on building with the small bricks. Children take part in an excellent array of fun activities that build on their knowledge and social interactions. For example, staff help children to practise their ball skills as they pass the ball between each other.

Children can access the library to choose from a wide selection of books or to sit quietly if they wish to do so. Staff offer support to those children wanting to complete their homework within the out-of-school club and provide them with a quiet area to do this in.

What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?

There are procedures in place for the safe recruitment of staff.

All staff are fully vetted prior to caring for children. Many staff have worked together for a long time, and know children and their families well. This provides continuity and contributes to the safeguarding of children and their families.

Staff liaise with parents and teachers to provide care and support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. They offer inclusive care and gather all relevant information from parents prior to their children starting. This ensures that children's well-being is a priority.

Staff know how to create positive relationships and a pleasant environment, where children are happy and settled. They encourage children to talk openly to each other and to staff. Staff know how to support children's emotional well-being.

All staff undertake training to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. They are also supported to achieve further qualifications. Staff are enthusiastic about their training and managers regularly check staff's understanding and knowledge.

Staff have a positive partnership with parents. They gather information prior to children starting to give staff a good understanding of children's needs and likes. Staff keep parents informed about their child's time at the out-of-school club.

Parents comment on how happy their children are to attend the out-of-school club. They say their children even want to come on the days they do not attend.Staff provide children with a healthy and nutritious snack to choose.

Children have free access to drinks and fruit. This helps to give children energy and hydration to enjoy their time at the club.Staff complete regular observations of children to ensure that their needs and well-being are being met.

They use their observations to check that the out-of-school club is engaging and provides children with activities that hold their interests.The manager and staff work well with school staff to make sure that children's needs are met. They carry out, and carefully adhere to, risk assessments.

Staff provide regular routines to keep children safe and well. For example, staff ensure that teachers know if any children in their care are attending the out-of-school club.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Staff understand their roles and responsibilities to keep children safe in their care. They complete comprehensive records of any accidents and/or incidents, which they share with parents. All staff hold a paediatric first-aid certificate to ensure that they can respond appropriately to any accidents.

Staff know the signs and symptoms that may indicate a child could be at risk of harm. This includes the risk of radicalisation. Staff are clear on the procedures they would follow if they had a child protection concern and know who they would contact.

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