Fizzbug @ The Grove Junior School

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About Fizzbug @ The Grove Junior School

Name Fizzbug @ The Grove Junior School
Address The Grove Junior School, Dark Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1QB
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 The providers and staff team work hard to ensure the club is welcoming and well organised for the children. The club uses routines to provide each child with access to every activity available.

Children respond well to the routines, knowing what they are doing now and what they are going to do next. The providers ensure children access a wide range of activities. Children have opportunities to comment on which activities they have enjoyed and which they would like changed.

This allows children to be involved in their club. Children arrive excited to see what activities they are going to be completing. They talk to their leaders about the routine for their day and quickly become immersed in 'pod games'.

Children spend a lot of time with their friends and peers. Children are divided into groups for the day depending on which school they attend. This ensures children already know those in their group, helping to support their confidence.

All children mix, regardless of age. Older children enjoy supporting younger children. For example, older children help younger children to remember the dance in the dance class.

Older children excel with the added responsibilities.

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

The providers lead a highly effective team. They are passionate about ensuring all children enjoy their time at the club.

The wide range of activities ensures children have opportunities to develop a wide range of skills. 'Pod games' help to develop children's ability to work as part of a team.Staff develop children's language skills through conversations throughout the day.

Within the music session, children explore tongue twisters. They delight as they try to repeat the ones said by the teacher, laughing to each other as they get all muddled. Children's communication skills are developed further when they explore the musical tubes.

They listen to rhythm patterns the teacher creates and repeat them back. This develops their listening skills.Quieter activities are available for children to access, supporting those children who do not enjoy physical activities.

Children make bunting ready to hang up in their pods. Staff provide children with the resources to complete the activity. Children independently choose how they would like to create them.

This helps them develop confidence in making their own learning decisions.Throughout the day, children have opportunities to develop their social skills. At the beach area, children work together to create sandcastles ready for the competition.

Children develop their imaginations when creating volcanoes and mini sand villages. They talk of needing to be careful when entering the village in case the volcano erupts.Each child has a key person who works closely with the parents and the providers.

Staff have excellent knowledge of their children. They ensure they are always available for the younger children. Children have fantastic relationships with the staff.

They go to them for comfort when needed and know to ask them to help. This helps to develop children's confidence in being at the club.Staff offer children praise throughout the day.

They call out to all children during the dance class to inform them when they have got it right. This helps to develop children's self-esteem. Children enjoy talking about their creations at the beach.

They demonstrate they are proud as they invite staff over to see what they have made.Parents know their children are happy in the setting. They demonstrate this in the conversations they have with their parents after the club has finished.

Children are excited to attend, and parents explain how important this is for them.Staff have access to a wide range of training. This supports them to always offer children the best possible club.

The providers offer staff a lot of opportunities to discuss the club, what works well and how they could improve. This keeps staff involved in the day-to-day running of the club.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

All staff undertake safeguarding training regularly and as part of an induction. A strong safeguarding policy underpins the knowledge the staff team has. Staff are confident when explaining the signs and symptoms of abuse.

Staff are knowledgeable about the recording and reporting process and understand when they need to report a concern to the relevant agencies. Staff discuss the wider issues in society, such as the 'Prevent' duty guidance. Regular risk assessments are completed to ensure the ongoing safety of the children and the activities being provided.

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