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About Robin Hood After School Club
Robin Hood After School Club
St Christophers Church, Hinchley Wood, Surrey, KT10 0AQ
Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Highlights from Latest Inspection
What is it like to attend this early years setting?
This provision meets requirements Children are at the heart of this club.
The atmosphere is positive and children have a strong sense of belonging. This helps them to feel safe and secure. Children receive effective support from staff, who get to know them very well.
They are happy to see the staff, who greet them warmly as they come out of school. Children enjoy sharing their news with the staff and other children as they walk to the club. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, staff have given high priority to children's emotional well-being.
There is a good emphasis on promoting healthy lifestyles for children. Children benefit from plenty of fresh a...ir and exercise in the outdoor play areas. They enjoy eating freshly prepared nutritious meals.
Children behave extremely well. They are polite and considerate towards each other. Children have a good understanding of the staff's high expectations for their conduct and behaviour.
For example, they show good table manners during mealtimes. Children form strong friendships with one another and learn the importance of sharing. For instance, they work together to create structures using wooden blocks.
Children demonstrate a desire to practise their skills from school, during their time at the club. For instance, children enjoy forming recognisable letters when making marks on their treasure maps. They say sounds accurately and point out the letters and the sounds that they represent.
What does the early years setting do well and what does it need to do better?
Staff teach children to be polite, well mannered, and kind to their friends. Children are happy to involve others in their play and demonstrate the ability to take turns. They remember to use their good manners, such as when they are given their hearty home-cooked meal.
Staff successfully help children to develop a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe. For example, when walking to the club, the staff talk to them about road safety. Children know that they must look and listen as they cross the road.
Staff encourage children to be independent. When they arrive at the club they put their belongings away tidily. They follow good hygiene routines, such as washing their hands before eating.
Mealtimes are a social occasion where children and staff come together. Staff engage well with children to help them understand about healthy foods, good oral health and the importance of good hygiene.Parents speak very highly about the club.
They state the club is 'amazing' and that the staff are 'very positive and caring'. Parents report that the club is very accommodating and that the staff are always helpful in supporting their child's individual needs.Staff have an exceptional knowledge of their key children and put in place highly effective systems to help children to settle when they begin at the club.
They ensure children of all ages have many opportunities to engage in meaningful activities that are based on their interests. For instance, children enjoy hunting for coloured gems that staff have hidden in the outdoor area. Staff extend this activity further by providing a variety of resources for children to create their own treasure maps.
Children show high levels of engagement and demonstrate great excitement as they find the hidden treasure.Overall, the manager and staff review areas of development within the setting. They identify the strengths of the setting and what they need to do to improve.
However, they have identified that they are less successful in capturing the views of parents to help review the overall quality of service provided.Children gain a positive view of diversity. They take part in various cultural and religious festivals, such as Christmas, Eid and Diwali.
Children learn about their own cultures and beliefs and those of other people.Staff say that they feel valued in the club and are passionate about their work with children. They attend various professional development opportunities to develop their skills.
Staff benefit from regular supervision meetings and access online training. For instance, recent training has developed their understanding of wider safeguarding issues.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
The management team prioritises children's safety. Staff show confidence in describing how they would identify, report and record concerns about children's welfare. They are aware of wider safeguarding concerns, including the potential signs of exploitation and female genital mutilation.
The management team has thorough procedures to follow in the event a complaint or allegation is made against a member of staff. During recruitment, they check staff's suitability to work with children and obtain suitable references. Staff adhere to robust risk assessments to help keep areas safe for children.