FizzBug @ Grove Infant School

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About FizzBug @ Grove Infant School

Name FizzBug @ Grove Infant School
Address The Grove Infant & Nursery School, Dark Lane, HARPENDEN, AL5 1QD
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Children arrive at the club happy and separate well from their parents.

They are warmly greeted by staff, who ensure any important information is shared about children's needs. Children develop secure bonds with staff. They chat confidently to staff as they are escorted to the club.

This helps children to feel safe and secure.Children are familiar with routines, they know where to put their belongings and start their day with quiet activities, such as colouring. They listen intently to staff as they hear the list of activities they can do.

Children are grouped with familiar friends and siblings, which helps them f...eel confident. They eagerly start interesting games, such as indoor curling in the hall. Children learn to work in teams as they try to hit targets.

Children enjoy celebrating and showing their achievements to staff. Children proudly show staff their Easter arts and crafts they have made. Staff readily provide praise to the children, helping to raise their self-esteem.

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

Staff of the holiday club ensure that children receive a rich set of experiences. Leaders and staff are enthusiastic and fully support children to grow and develop in confidence. Children enjoy a wide range of age-appropriate activities available to them, such as arts and crafts, dance lessons and a variety of sports.

They have opportunities to access all the activities on offer on a rotational basis. Children have a strong voice in the setting, they can choose what they would like to do and contribute ideas for future activities.Children behave well at the club.

They respond positively to staff and listen to instructions. Staff actively support children to manage their behaviour. They have clear expectations and act as positive role models for children.

Children learn to be polite and show kindness to their peers. Older children show they are mindful and help younger children with tasks.The club ensures that children have plenty of opportunities to keep themselves healthy and physically active.

Children enjoy an abundance of sports activities, such as javelin and football. They learn how to stretch their bodies and play games to music in dance sessions. Children understand the importance of eating healthy foods and enjoy a home-cooked meal with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables while at the club.

Leaders and staff provide effective support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They work closely with parents and other professionals, which enables them to share strategies and fully understand children's needs. Detailed settling-in sessions support children to transition smoothly when they first start.

As a result, children with SEND are well supported and make good progress in the provision.Parents speak highly of the club, and say their children enjoy attending. They appreciate the friendly staff, who are always welcoming when they arrive.

Parents value the attention to detail that staff take to ensure they fully understand their children's needs. For instance, staff ensure they understand any allergies a child may have and how they can be included in all activities, such as cooking.Leaders ensure that staff receive a detailed induction and have a clear understanding of their safeguarding responsibilities when they first start.

Staff have lots of opportunities to progress their professional development. Training is designed to build on their knowledge and confidence. This supports staff to have a positive impact on children.

Leaders effectively evaluate their service to ensure that it runs smoothly and efficiently. They evaluate with the team after each session and make amendments to continuously ensure that children have a positive experience.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

The safety of the children is a high priority for leaders. They ensure that staff are adequately deployed around the club to ensure that children are well supervised. Walkie-talkies are used to communicate between staff to ensure that care for the children is well organised and runs smoothly.

Daily risk assessments are carried out to ensure that any hazards are removed and the areas that children play in are safe. Leaders ensure that staff have a secure knowledge of their safeguarding responsibilities with regular training and discussions. Staff demonstrate secure knowledge of how to report a concern about the welfare of a child.

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