Willows @ Carr Green

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About Willows @ Carr Green

Name Willows @ Carr Green
Address Carr Green CP School, Carr Green Lane, Brighouse, Yorkshire, HD6 3LT
Phase Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Calderdale
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this early years setting?

This provision meets requirements Managers and staff have worked hard to successfully address the actions from the previous inspection.

Staff have the opportunity to participate in supervision sessions, which help them to identify training needs, and this contributes to their professional development. Children excitedly enter the setting following their busy day at school. They quickly settle into the routine of the session, dressing for outdoor play before snack time.

Children independently choose from a range of activities and make choices about what they want to play with. Staff have a good knowledge of their key children and plan activities based on th...e children's interests. Younger children enjoy the painting and drawing activities, and staff sit with them and engage them in conversation.

Children build on their social, physical and creative skills as they play. They learn through their positive interactions with staff.Children behave well in the setting.

They respond to gentle reminders from staff about following the rules and the boundaries in place. The children are familiar with these as they reflect those of the school and the school's values. This consistent approach helps children to respond appropriately and feel secure.

Children display good manners.

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

Staff support children to manage their feelings and work things out when there are disagreements, helping them to resolve minor conflicts, and this helps when building friendships in the setting.Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities receive good support.

Staff provide appropriate supervision to ensure that their needs are met at all times. Staff understand the children and the support they require.Children are eager to join in with activities.

They contribute to planning and are fully consulted about what they would like to do. They enjoy outdoor play and take advantage of the changing seasons as they play in the fallen leaves. They giggle as they locate missing shoes and excitedly throw the leaves over their heads.

Children recognise the importance of handwashing and good hygiene. They independently wash their hands prior to snack time and food activities. They know about the germs they may carry after playing outside.

Staff ensure that the premises are clean and hygienic.Children confidently approach staff and the inspector to talk about their day and their home lives. Children explain that they are able to speak to staff if they are worried or concerned about anything.

They are relaxed and happy and enjoy spending time with their friends.Children's independence skills are promoted as they serve themselves snacks and drinks. They are supervised when going to the toilet due to its location in the building.

However, even younger children are supported to use the toilet independently where possible.Partnerships with parents and other settings are good. Parents report that they are informed about their child's activities and what they have eaten.

Staff communicate successfully with the school from which they collect the children, to ensure that all children's needs are met.Managers accurately evaluate the service they provide. They seek feedback from parents and the children to identify areas they would like to develop further and to build on good practice.

An effective key-worker system enables younger children to feel supported as they settle in at the setting. Staff liaise with parents to obtain information about their children's likes and dislikes, in order to meet their individual needs. This helps them to feel emotionally secure.

Children are provided with healthy snacks and fruit. They enjoy making special treats for desserts. Staff talk about healthy options and discuss the food providing fuel for their bodies before they participate in physical activity.

Staff recognise that these discussions can be built upon to further promote understanding of oral hygiene.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.Staff demonstrate a suitable awareness of the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect and the wider aspects of safeguarding.

They understand the procedures to follow should they have concerns about a child in their care. Staff carry out risk assessments on the premises and plan to involve children in these checks to raise their awareness about hazards. Staff are appropriately recruited following safer recruitment procedures.

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