Thumbs Up Club located at Addington School

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Thumbs Up Club located at Addington School


Name Thumbs Up Club located at Addington School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 05 August 2019
Address Woodlands Avenue, Woodley, READING, RG5 3EU
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Wokingham
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstandingnThe club is extremely well managed by qualified teachers who have high levels of additional training and experience in supporting children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The dynamic parent committee helps the club go some way to meeting the enormous local demand for their services.nAccurate and thorough self-evaluation includes the views of staff, parents, children and advisory services. The manager is swift to attend to guidance on all areas of safeguarding and welfare and to implement improvements. Parents praise staff for their professional conduct and attention to safeguarding practices. They are confident that their children are safe, protected and having fun.nStaff think creatively about how they can overcome barriers and develop children’s self-confidence. Children in wheelchairs access a new ball pool, because it has sides that can deflate. Physically vulnerable children enjoy the safety of their own bouncy castle while playing alongside new friends. Children thrive in rare opportunities to be fully included, make friends and embrace adventure.nMany parents described the very positive impact that the club achieves. They say that in caring for the children, the club also provides respite care, improves family unity and sustains parent-child relationships. Children flourish.nStaff make excellent use of very different experiences to promote children’s communication skills. For example, children have plenty to communicate about when a travelling farm visits the club.