West Hill Life Limited

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About West Hill Life Limited

Name West Hill Life Limited
Address OUR LADYS RC PRIMARY SCHOOL, King Edward Avenue, Dartford, DA1 2HX
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Kent
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements The enthusiastic staff give children a warm welcome on arrival at the after-school club. Children arrive with their teachers, who hand over important information to staff. Children are happy and eager to attend the after-school club and quickly engage in the routines that are firmly embedded.

For example, children of all ages know where to place their belongings before taking their seats ready for circle time to begin. Staff take time and listen to the children as they happily share stories about their day. Children listen intently to staff as they explain the range of activities that are available to them that day.

They q...uickly settle and engage in their play as they freely choose what they would like to do.Children behave very well at the after-school club. They have a good understanding of what is expected of them and understand the behaviour rules that are in place.

Staff ensure that children receive consistency by reflecting the host schools ethos within their own club. Children are very respectful to each other as they cooperate and share resources without incident. They display very good manners, instinctively saying 'please' and 'thank you'.

They respond well to the staff and happily help out during meal-times by clearing away their own plates and cutlery before returning to play.

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

The staff team work very well together to create an exciting environment for the children that attend the club. The resources and activities are well planned to meet the various age ranges of children that attend.

Staff discuss and consider children's views when planning their daily activities. For example, they set up an activity decorating biscuits in response to children's requests. Children of all ages are excited as they explored the array of decorations that are available.

They are highly engaged for some time and proud of their creations, which they eagerly talk about with each other. Children receive lots of praise and encouragement from staff.Children develop a good understanding about healthy choices around food, rest and exercise.

Staff at the club provide children with nutritious, healthy cooked meals daily, where children self-select from an array of fresh vegetables. Staff hold meaningful conversations with children during these times. They support and extend children understanding of healthy food choices further as they use visual prompts to ignite discussions about different food groups.

This impacts positively on children's growing understanding about leading healthy lifestyles.Children enjoy a wide range of physical activities and staff encourage them to spend time outdoors in the fresh air daily. For instance, children and staff play team games together such as football and table tennis.

Younger children invite staff into their play as they run and chase bubbles around the playground. Older children enjoy chilling out inside with blankets as they spend time quietly reading. These opportunities support children's emotional and physical health well.

Staff have established positive working relationships with the headteacher and staff at the host school. For example, teachers have daily contact with the staff at the club. They share important information that is to be passed onto parents to ensure there is a consistency in care and education between the school, club and home.

Parents share positive feedback about their children's experiences and talk about the regular communication that they receive from the friendly and approachable staff. They feel their children 'are safe and happy' during their time spent at the club.Staff talk passionately about the services they provide for their children and families.

The team work very well together to provide a 'child centred approach' to everything that happens at the club. Staff share how they feel valued and supported in their roles by the management team. All staff complete regular training and are encourage and supported to continue their professional development to gain new qualifications.

Senior leaders ensure that they meet their statutory duties consistently and have implemented a best practice approach to maintaining high standards. There are a wide range of policies in place that are shared and understood by all staff. They have embedded an effective induction and supervision programme for all staff that is carried out regularly.

Senior leaders have implemented robust recruitment processes to ensure suitability checks are carried out to promote the safety of children in their care.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.There is an open and positive culture around safeguarding that puts children's interests first.

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