Kids Club

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About Kids Club


Name Kids Club
Address 21 Hesketh Road, Hale Village, Liverpool, L24 4AN
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Halton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Children enjoy their time at the club. They develop good relationships with staff and other children. They arrive from their classrooms with big smiles.

Children are excited to join in with the activities the staff have prepared for them. Children talk about how they enjoy their time at the club. They are given opportunity to voice their opinion on what resources and activities they would like to take part in.

This supports children to feel valued. Children have plenty of opportunities to develop their physical skills safely, particularly in the large outdoor space. They enjoy balancing on equipment, such as tyres and rope... bridges.

Children are decorating rocks that they plan to go and hide in the forest school they have access to. Staff take steps to ensure the club is inclusive to all children. For example, they work with parents whose children have special dietary requirements.

Children speak to staff, visitors and each other with the utmost respect. They display lovely manners as they say, 'excuse me' when they would like to get past one another. Older children are kind and considerate to younger children.

They invite them into their play and help them with tasks. For example, when a child struggles to find a particular coloured pen for his picture, another child helps them to pick it out from another tub.

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

Staff work closely with the teachers from the host school.

Teachers share assessment data with the staff at the club. This enables them to tailor activities to further support the younger children attending. For example, staff provide scratch-art activities for children who are developing their fine motor skills.

Leaders and staff provide a wide range of activities that motivate and engage children well. Children are eager to make and decorate their own poppy pictures in preparation for Remembrance Day. Children share their earlier learning of Remembrance Day with the staff.

This promotes children's communication skills.Staff support children's understanding of ways to lead healthy lifestyles. Children are encouraged to wash their hands regularly; they demonstrate a good understanding of why this is important.

For example, children say 'germs will spread and make us poorly if we don't wash our hands'. In addition, children help to self-serve their own snack. They are offered lots of choices, including vegetable and salad sticks.

Parents speak exceptionally well of the club and staff. They value the care and support provided to their children. Parents comment that they like the variety of food choices offered.

Furthermore, parents praise the 'fantastic' staff and how they are always there for support. Staff keep parents updated with meals and activities through an online app. This supports positive parent partnerships.

Staff support children's interests well. For example, a child is proud to show them the watch they have made from Lego. Staff discuss all the features of the watch and how it works with the child.

Staff provide lots of encouragement and praise. This helps to build children's confidence and self-esteem.Children behave very well.

They respect the rules and boundaries instilled by the staff. Staff use gentle reminders and explanations to support children to follow rules. They regularly discuss children's feelings and talk about the reasons they are feeling the way they are.

This supports children to learn how to regulate their emotions and feelings.The manager monitors staff practice through effective regular supervision. She ensures all training, such as paediatric first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding are kept up to date.

Staff comment they feel valued and supported by the manager. Staff are motivated and dedicated to further their professional development. They share any new information with the team.

This ensures children are receiving high standards of care.

Safeguarding

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Leaders and staff have excellent knowledge of safeguarding and child protection procedures.

They are alert to the possible signs of abuse and where to report any concerns to. Leaders ensure all staff have a paediatric first-aid qualification. This ensures staff are confident to respond to any accident or emergency appropriately.

Staff encourage children to take part in regular fire drills. This helps children to understand how to leave the building safely in the event of an emergency evacuation. Staff carry out regular checks on the indoor and outdoor environment to ensure it is kept safe for children.

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