Kids Collective @ Heyes Lane

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About Kids Collective @ Heyes Lane

Name Kids Collective @ Heyes Lane
Address Heyes Lane Primary School, Crofton Avenue, Timperley, Altrincham, WA15 6BZ
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Trafford
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Children cannot contain their excitement as they enter this inspirational club. The atmosphere buzzes with children's laughter and everywhere you look they are immersed in deep play. Children take great pride in their play environment and have a strong sense of belonging.

They are incredibly proud of their achievements and are eager to show the inspector their art work. Children demonstrate impeccable behaviour and have high levels of self-esteem. Children state that the club is 'amazing'.

Staff know children exceptionally well and create a play environment that is an oasis of fun. Innovative play experiences keep children... highly engaged and motivated. Children become enthralled while enacting the roles of shopkeepers and talk about the value of money while using a pretend till.

Older children make a train track and articulately talk about the different parts of a train engine. Younger children talk about Halloween and show excellent physical skills while carving pumpkins. Children thoroughly enjoy playing outdoors.

They show superb balance and coordination while playing ring games and football.

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

The manager's motto of 'Wanting the very best' for children, staff and families is what makes this high-quality club so special. She leads the club with passion and determination.

She has high aspirations for children, staff and families. The manager aspires for the club to be of the highest calibre and wants to share the excellent practice with other childcare professionals. Self-evaluation is precise and improvement plans are accurate.

Leaders provide children with a first-rate play programme. They use their superb knowledge of playwork to provide children with exciting play experiences. Children enjoy searching for insects in the bug hotel outdoors.

They beam with delight while making patterns with beads and show phenomenal levels of concentration skills while using computer programs.The support in place for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is extraordinary. Leaders are relentless in removing barriers to play and do not give up until children receive high levels of support.

They work with external professionals, teachers and parents to ensure intervention plans are accurate. Children with SEND flourish in this wonderful club.Partnership working is excellent.

Staff note the importance of keeping parents informed of their children's time at the club. Excellent links are in place for sharing information with the host primary school. The headteacher commends staff on their hard work and especially for the smooth running of the club during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Care practices are brilliant. Staff have a terrific understanding of how to support children's emotional well-being. A secure settling-in procedure is in place and staff are allocated time to get to know children and their families.

Children settle exceptionally well and form secure bonds with staff.Staff teach children exceptionally well about healthy living. They talk to them about the importance of good oral health and about keeping physically active.

Children make fruit kebabs for their snack and discuss where fruit comes from. They talk to staff about keeping hydrated and why it is important to keep physically active.The support in place for children who speak English as an additional language is fantastic.

Staff use bilingual books, sign language and key phrases in children's home languages. Children develop a good command of English and are excellent communicators.Staff teach children incredibly well about similarities and differences beyond their own experiences.

Children relish learning about the world. They are fascinated while learning about Diwali and Christmas. Children are proud to help local charities.

They collect food to give to families that are less fortunate than they are.Staff morale is high. They report that 'the club is like a family'.

They commend leaders on the support that they give to them. A highly successful training programme is in place and staff receive challenging targets during supervision and appraisal meetings. Leaders are trained in mental health first aid.

They use this training to offer support to children, staff and families.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Robust procedures are in place to ensure that all areas of the premises are safe and secure.

Staff check the identification of visitors and supervise children with vigilance. Staff are first-aid trained and show an excellent understanding of how to deal with medical emergencies. Leaders ensure that staff undergo robust recruitment checks to ensure that they are suitable to work with children.

Staff teach children about e-safety and how to manage risks during their play. Leaders train staff in child protection. Staff have an excellent understanding of the local referral procedure and know the possible signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect.

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