Happy Days Holiday and After School Club

Name Happy Days Holiday and After School Club
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 August 2018
Address Leys Primary School, Ripon Road, STEVENAGE, Hertfordshire, SG1 4QZ
Phone Number 07883511319
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

The provision is good • Staff’s daily safety checks help to ensure that the environment remains safe and secure for children to play in. Parents say that the club feels like an extension of their family and that their children really like attending. • Staff make good use of opportunities to encourage children’s awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, including through exercise. Children have a good understanding of the importance of personal hygiene. They know that, ’Germs in our tummy make us sick’. • Staff use explanation, demonstration and discussion to help children to work things out for themselves. They ask children questions, such as what they need to do next. Children are delighted when they successfully complete a three-dimensional triangle. • Staff nurture children’s emotional needs well. Children show great pride and pleasure when staff listen to them singing a favourite song. They move around the play areas with ease and choose what they would like to play with next. It is not yet outstanding because: • The manager and her staff do not work as effectively as possible with other settings and schools that children attend. • At times, staff do not make the most of opportunities to help promote children’s understanding about how to keep themselves safe.