Junior Adventures Group @ Windermere AL1

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About Junior Adventures Group @ Windermere AL1

Name Junior Adventures Group @ Windermere AL1
Address Windermere Primary School, Windermere Avenue, St Albans, AL1 5QP
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 Staff establish good relationships with children. They provide children with a welcoming environment and promote a calm and purposeful atmosphere. Staff clearly enjoy being with the children.

They are effective role models and provide children with clear boundaries. Staff praise children to promote their confidence and help raise their self-esteem. Children's health is supported well, and staff are aware of children's individual dietary needs.

Staff support children's growing independence and give them opportunities to take responsibility for small tasks. For example, children happily help to prepare the food and clear tab...les ready for snack time. They learn about good hygiene routines and how to keep themselves safe.

Children have regular opportunities to extend their physical skills as they access the large outdoor area. They demonstrate a sense of belonging in the sociable environment and communicate well with each other. Children of different ages sit with each other to enjoy their snack, providing a pleasant social occasion where they chat with their friends.

Children are resourceful and helpful. This is evident as they thoughtfully select from a range of toppings to create their individual pizza. Children listen well to instructions provided by staff and happily cooperate as they work with friends of different ages.

Older children provide support for younger friends as they carefully spread paste and grate cheese. Children are delighted as they display pride in completed pizzas and show them off to staff.

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

Children settle well and make friends easily.

Staff are kind to children and encourage them to be considerate towards each other. Children of different ages play happily alongside each other and take turns and help each other. For example, older children help younger ones learn the routines and where personal belongings are kept.

Staff provide a range of interesting and varied activities that engage children's interests. Children's curiosity is stimulated by colourful and interesting resources and regular access to the extensive outdoor play space. Occasionally, staff do not make best use of opportunities to further extend children's engagement in some activities and encourage them to share their experiences from home.

Children behave well. Staff talk to the children about the rules of the club and are good role models. They give encouragement and celebrate children's achievements.

Children work with staff to establish rules at the club, which helps them to understand the type of behaviour staff expect from them.Parents express good levels of satisfaction with the club. They state that their children enjoy attending and have good relationships with the staff.

Staff foster positive partnerships with parents of children who attend the club. They demonstrate this when they hold informal conversations with parents at the end of the day. Parents are made to feel welcome on arrival and they are comfortable to ask questions.

Staff are continuing to strengthen processes to share information with parents about children's care.Children develop a strong understanding of how they can keep themselves healthy. Staff give clear messages to all children about healthy eating.

They provide fruit and vegetables for children to help themselves to as they eat their snack. Children enjoy playing outside and engage in more energetic play as they competently negotiate the large apparatus.The management team supports staff well and they work together to set clear priorities for future development.

The day-to-day organisation of the club is efficient and effective. Staff follow secure procedures and understand their responsibility to keep children safe.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

The manager has a good understanding of her responsibility to raise any concerns about children's welfare. All staff attend regular training, as well as meetings, to help ensure that their safeguarding knowledge is up to date. Staff are confident to share information about safeguarding matters with the manager.

They also know how to alert appropriate professionals outside the club if they suspect a child is at risk of harm. Managers ensure that all staff are suitable to work with children. Good recruitment and induction procedures help staff to understand their roles in keeping children safe.

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