Southfield Park ASC

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About Southfield Park ASC

Name Southfield Park ASC
Address Southfield Park Primary School, Long Grove Road, EPSOM, Surrey, KT19 8TF
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Surrey
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Children come into the club happy and talk with the staff about their school day. They settle quickly and choose what they want to play with. Children use their imaginations well at the club.

For example, they create helicopters out of building blocks. Furthermore, they work together to create three-dimensional models out of play dough. Children receive effective support from the staff, who get to know them well.

For example, they are eager to share their family holiday photos. This helps them to feel safe and secure.Children experience a variety of physical games.

For instance, they understand how to play age-app...ropriate archery. Staff teach them how to use the equipment. Children thoroughly enjoy playing football with the staff.

They run and laugh. Furthermore, they jump and skip joyfully as they learn team skipping games. There are ample opportunities for children to develop muscle control.

Children are kind and polite. They effortlessly help each other and take turns. Children behave very well.

They respect each other's opinions when they play together. This reinforces their self-confidence and emotional well-being. Staff have high expectations of children's behaviour and are good role models.

Children are confident members of this club. They say that they have fun and love the club.

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

Staff use their knowledge of what children like and are interested in.

They plan and provide a good range of activities that keep children engaged and involved. For example, children are deeply engaged with their friends in drawing activities, cutting and sticking. Staff provide children with a very good range of resources which extend their play.

For example, staff help children to create a tally chart of how many points they score in a game of archery. Staff support children's play very well.Children have a vast choice of healthy foods.

Staff support children's physical well-being and their understanding of a healthy lifestyle effectively. During teeth-related activities, staff extend children's interest and discuss different colours of teeth. Staff extend the children's interest by discussing which foods are healthy for their teeth.

Children choose from a range of nutritious food and snacks, including toasted sandwiches, fruits and vegetables. Mealtimes are sociable occasions where children talk about their interests and home events.Staff are positive role models.

They encourage good manners and are respectful of the children's choices. Children are thoughtful and help each other in the club. For example, they offer to refill the water bottles ready for snack.

This supports children's independence and self-esteem.Staff develop positive partnerships with parents. They use daily conversations to inform parents about their child's individual needs.

Parents state that communication is very helpful. They say that the staff are always informing them about their child's time at the club.The management team accurately evaluates the effectiveness of the club.

The team continually makes positive changes to help meet the needs of all children and to improve their daily experiences. For example, various new ways have been recently introduced to communicate with parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has further enhanced partnership with parents.

The management team places high importance on keeping children safe. The premises are secure. Managers and staff carry out daily risk assessments to ensure that areas used by children are suitable for their needs.

Good procedures are in place for collecting children to ensure their safety.The management team ensures that robust systems are in place to recruit staff. Staff receive a thorough induction and are encouraged to undertake professional development.

Staff receive regular supervision, which helps them to reflect on their own practice. Staff comment positively on the good teamwork at the club and say that they feel supported in their work.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

All staff have a secure understanding of how to protect children from harm. They have robust systems in place to support children's safety and welfare. Staff know how to identify and report their concerns about children to keep them safe.

Staff know how to manage any concerns that arise, such as through keeping records and making referrals to relevant agencies. Staff complete regular training and attend meetings to ensure that their safeguarding knowledge is kept up to date. Staff are aware of wider safeguarding issues and know how to identify and report their concerns.

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