Happy Hours @ Picknalls


Name Happy Hours @ Picknalls
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 February 2017
Address Picknalls First School, Oldfields Road, Uttoxeter, ST14 7QL
Phone Number 07518383775
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good The management team is strong. Since the setting opened, managers have worked hard to develop the club and have continually set priorities for improvement. They are passionate about providing a good standard of care and play for children. Partnership working with the host school is very good. Staff use information about children’s learning in school to plan activities in the club. This enables children to continue their learning even further. Self-evaluation systems are strong and evaluation is accurate. Managers use feedback from staff, parents and children to identify ways to improve. They demonstrate what they have achieved through a, ’you said, we did’ board. This shows the action they have taken from the feedback received. Children’s behaviour is good and staff work with the host school to manage this consistently. They are rewarded for their good behaviour. For example, staff add pom-poms to a jar every time children do something that is positive. These add up to a reward. Staff provide daily opportunities for children to play outside in the garden. They plan activities to help children build on their physical skills, such as balancing balls on a parachute. Children enjoy looking for insects outside and investigate them using magnifying glasses. The outdoor play gives them fresh air and exercise. It is not yet outstanding because: The managers’ supervision of staff does not yet have a strong enough emphasis on raising the quality of staff practice to an exceptional level. Staff do not always re-shape activities to reflect children’s emerging interests, in order to further enrich children’s play.