Lamesley Childcare @ Kells Lane

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About Lamesley Childcare @ Kells Lane

Name Lamesley Childcare @ Kells Lane
Address Kells Lane CP School, Kells Lane, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 5HX
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Gateshead
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Staff provide an extremely warm, welcoming and home-from-home environment, where children feel safe and secure. Children greet staff with smiles and eagerly share the events of their day in school. They understand the routine and follow instructions well.

For example, children know where to put their coats and belongings on arrival, and the importance of washing their hands before snack time. Staff encourage children to be independent. Children choose what they want to do from the range of activities and resources available to them.

Staff interact well with children and encourage them to become engrossed in their play. Chi...ldren make and design their own 'worry dolls' and 'fortune tellers'.Staff ensure that they get to know children and their families very well from the very beginning.

They have implemented careful settling-in processes, where they learn about children's routines, interests, likes and dislikes. Staff have high expectations for children's behaviour. Children work together with staff to create the 'club rules'.

They understand what is expected of them. As a result, children behave very well. Children have ample opportunities to rest and relax after a busy day at school.

They sit and share a variety of fiction and non-fiction books with staff. Children excitedly explain which books are their favourite. Staff listen and value children's opinions.

They read 'Dinosaur Doo' several times. Children giggle as they hear their favourite parts of the story.

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

The leadership team and staff are passionate about their roles at the club.

Leaders are a good support for their team. They carry out regular supervision sessions with all staff to identify areas of development. Staff have access to a wide range of online training opportunities.

This helps to develop their skills and knowledge.Children behave well. They use good manners and are kind and considerate of each other.

Where children need support, staff are on hand to provide gentle reminders about what type of behaviour is expected. Staff apply fair consistent boundaries, so that children understand how to behave at the club.Children say they love their club.

They talk confidently about their favourite activities and say that they love 'getting to play with their friends'. Children get to share their special items from home during show-and-tell groups. This helps children to develop a sense of belonging.

Staff celebrate children's individual achievements and give them an abundance of praise and reassurance. This helps to raise children's confidence and self-esteem.Staff work well with the host school.

They regularly share information to ensure that they meet children's needs effectively. This helps to provide continuity in children's care and learning.Staff are extremely friendly and caring.

Children develop trusting relationships and bonds with staff. Children's emotional well-being is supported effectively. For example, if children are anxious, they know that they can speak to staff.

Furthermore, staff encourage children to write their worries down and place them inside a 'worry monster'. This helps to support children's emotional development.Children have excellent opportunities for physical play.

Children can choose from a wide range of activities, inside and outside. Staff challenge children to use skipping ropes, hit small balls with tennis racquets and climb across large blocks. Furthermore, children negotiate cones as they ride on wheeled vehicles.

This supports children's large-muscle skills, balance and coordination.Children enjoy a variety of nutritious snacks. Staff speak to children about the importance of keeping a healthy diet.

Children self-serve independently, choosing their snacks and pouring their own drinks.Routines are very well embedded throughout the club. Children know what they can do and what is happening next.

They understand when it is time to tidy up and move on to the next part of the routine. This means that children's transitions between different parts of the routine are seamless.Leaders are committed to evaluating the club to ensure that they are constantly developing the club.

They seek feedback from staff, parents and children, and make changes where necessary.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Leaders and staff know and understand their responsibilities to protect children.

They understand the signs and symptoms of abuse and the correct procedures to follow, should they have a concern. Robust recruitment systems are in place to ensure that staff are suitable to work with children. Staff are aware of the signs that would indicate a child was at risk of radicalisation or extremist views.

All staff have a good knowledge of safeguarding, including female genital mutilation and county lines. They know what to do in the event of an allegation being made against a colleague. Staff use regular risk assessments to ensure that any potential hazards are identified and minimised.

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