Merlin Playscheme


Name Merlin Playscheme
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 February 2017
Address Highweek Community Primary School, Coronation Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 1TX
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff provide children with a well-resourced and exciting range of activities that meets their needs and interests. Children make independent choices about their play. Children enjoy their time at the club. They develop strong attachments and trusting relationships with staff. These good relationships help to promote children’s self-esteem and well-being. Partnerships with parents and the host school are good. Staff share information with them about activities and routines in which the children take part. This supports children’s continuity of care. Staff support children to lead a healthy lifestyle. They take part in regular physical activities, both inside and outside. The manager and her staff use self-evaluation and consultation with parents and children well to help review the quality of the provision and identify areas to improve. It is not yet outstanding because: Although staff support children to develop good independence skills, opportunities to encourage younger children to help others and contribute to the wider group are missed. The manager has not fully developed partnerships with other schools that some children attend, to help find out more about what children know, can do and their developing interests.