Neston After School Club

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About Neston After School Club

Name Neston After School Club
Address St Philip And James’ church, Church Rise, Neston, Wiltshire, SN13 9SX
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Wiltshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Children appear happy and safe at this club. They settle quickly as they arrive with their friends. Children tell the inspector that staff are kind and keep them safe.

They enjoy their time at the club and show affection for all staff as they involve them in their play.Children demonstrate positive attitudes towards their play and learning. They engage well with the variety of activities on offer.

Children play games with one another and happily engage in conversations. They use their imagination while creating cars and houses from bricks. Children use their small-muscle skills while drawing and take care with scissors as ...they cut out their art creations.

Outdoors, they develop good large-muscle skills and show physical dexterity as they play ball games.Children are happy and well behaved across all age groups. They play well with the staff and their peers and are well mannered.

Staff have appropriately high expectations of children. They remind them to say 'please' and 'thank you' and to follow the club rules.Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, staff reviewed how they communicated with parents to reduce contact.

For example, they contacted parents through email to keep them up to date about their child's needs.

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

Partnerships with parents are good. Parents spoken with during the inspection describe staff as very approachable and caring.

They state that they are very satisfied with the care that their children receive, and their children are eager to attend. Good partnership working with the local school ensures staff are aware of children's needs.The manager and staff are committed to improving the quality of the club.

They regularly speak to parents and children and use this valuable feedback to continuously improve the service they provide.The manager and staff are passionate about developing their professional skills and knowledge. The provider makes sure they access a range of training opportunities.

These include attending various safeguarding courses and mental health and well-being training. This helps build on staff's knowledge of the various ways they can support children's emotional needs. The manager supports her staff well.

She offers regular appraisals, supervision meetings and useful feedback to help staff develop as professionals.The manager and staff create a calm and focused environment where children can relax and enjoy themselves. Staff are careful to meet the individual needs of children.

They ensure that children relish their time at the club and join in with self-chosen activities.Staff support children's communication and language well. They listen to children with interest and engage them in thoughtful conversations.

Children are good communicators and can describe their ideas in detail. For example, they discuss the rules of card games and explain what they are creating out of bricks.Children share their ideas and opinions about the types of activities on offer.

Staff provide activities that complement children's learning from school. For example, children have opportunities to practise using their imagination and develop their writing skills, as they create a menu and a 'play café'.Children and staff have clear routines to follow and precautions to take, in relation to COVID-19.

Children have responded well to these routines and are familiar with what they need to do when entering the setting and how to maintain good hygiene.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.The manager and staff demonstrate a secure knowledge of safeguarding practices and how to keep children safe in their care.

They are knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms that might indicate a child is at risk from harm. Staff confidently discuss local safeguarding procedures and the steps to take, should concern for a child's well-being arise. They attend regular safeguarding training to ensure their knowledge is current.

Staff are aware that some families may be vulnerable to extreme views or ideas. The manager undertakes robust recruitment procedures to determine the suitability of new staff. Staff supervise children well and enable them to play in a safe and secure environment.

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