St Joseph Federation B.A.S.C

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About St Joseph Federation B.A.S.C

Name St Joseph Federation B.A.S.C
Address St. Josephs RC Junior School, Woodend, LONDON, SE19 3NU
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Croydon
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Children arrive at the club happy, eager and ready to play. They are warmly greeted by staff, who ask them about their day. Children feel safe and secure.

They know the routines well. For instance, older children hang up their coats and bags. Young children place their water bottles in a specified area, so they can access them easily.

Children explore a broad range of activities and engage well with adults and their peers. For example, they take turns trying to develop their skills during archery. Children take great delight in playing table tennis with staff.

This helps strengthen their social interactions and bu...ilds on their fine and gross motor skills.Children's behaviour is good. They respond well during transitions.

For example, they stop when they hear the bell and listen for their name during registration. Children greet each other in different languages, such as Spanish. They proudly respond saying, 'hola' when they hear their name being called.

Staff support children well to celebrate their uniqueness. Parents are happy with the care their children receive. They speak highly of how inclusive the setting is.

For example, parents appreciate working in partnership to provide alternative menu options when children have different allergies.

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

The ambitious manager has high expectations for all children. Staff consider the ages of the children when they plan their environment.

They inform children about what activities have been planned for the day. Staff encourage children to share their ideas. For instance, older children confidently suggest different resources to add to their play outside.

Children develop good negotiation skills and listen to their peers. This helps build on their self-esteem.Young children take great delight in exploring nature in the outside area.

For instance, they spend long periods of time during imaginative play making pretend meals and potions using leaves, flowers and grass. Children confidently identify flowers, such as daisies, as they share with their friends. This helps build on their vocabulary.

Hygiene routines are good. Children wash their hands after using the bathroom and before eating. The manager supports children to make healthy choices.

For example, children enjoy taking turns to select fruit and vegetables from the attractive platter. They talk about being 'big and strong' with their friends. Children have a good understanding of what makes you healthy.

Children access a wide range of learning environments. They freely choose from the table-top activities inside and enjoy using different outdoors spaces. For example, children have fun exploring in the forest school and play sports on the field.

They often invite staff to join their games. Staff are good role models and engage with children to support them as they take risks and develop their physical skills. Children show high levels of determination and develop new skills.

They receive lots of positive praise for their efforts.Staff know children well and carefully consider ways to help the youngest children settle into the club. They gather information about children before they start and observe their interests, likes or dislikes.

For instance, the manager runs gardening sessions with children who show particular interest. This helps children build relationships with their peers and supports their well-being. Children develop a good understanding of the wider world.

Older children are kind and include the youngest children in their play. For example, they involve them in team games and reading stories together. Staff support children to talk about their feelings.

Children understand how their actions may affect others. For instance, they listen to their friends when they have upset them. They independently show remorse and care.

Children behave well.The manager works closely with staff to help raise the quality of the provision. She supports staff to extend their professional development.

For example, staff complete childcare qualifications. This helps staff extend the learning experiences they offer children in their play. The staff are positive about the support they receive from the manager.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.The manager and staff deploy themselves well, inside the building and outside to ensure children are kept safe. For example, they stay near the gate to ensure it is secure when adults arrive to collect children from different parts of the school.

The manager supports staff to keep their knowledge of safeguarding current, for example they discuss different scenarios. Staff have a good understanding of child protection and how to identify the signs that could suggest a child is at risk of harm, including issues such as female genital mutilation and radicalisation. They know where to report concerns about children's welfare.

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