Acorn Kids Club


Name Acorn Kids Club
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Green Lane Primary School, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS5 7RU
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Out-of day care
Gender Mixed
Local Authority Middlesbrough
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (29 June 2017)
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information about their tracked progress in school so they can prepare activities which

challenge them further. Personal development, behaviour and welfare are good Staff know children very well and show interest in everything they have to say. This helps children to feel valued as individuals and develops their self-esteem. Children say positive things about the club and enjoy attending. For example, they say that, ’Staff watch out for them, look after them and care for them. Everybody is nice to each other’. Parents are particularly pleased with how staff manage behaviour positively and consistently. Children have a very good understanding of how to live a healthy lifestyle and the importance of washing their hands. Overall, they manage their personal needs independently and enjoy going to the table with friends for fresh fruit and water when they choose. Staff prepare the environment effectively and children access resources independently. The atmosphere is welcoming, friendly and inviting for families. Setting details Unique reference number 508452 Local authority Middlesbrough Inspection number 1087845 Type of provision Out of school provision Day care type Childcare - Non-Domestic Registers Early Years Register, Compulsory Childcare Register, Voluntary Childcare Register Age range of children 4 - 8 Total number of places 60 Number of children on roll 14 Name of registered person Acorn Kids Club Committee Registered person unique reference number RP523199 Date of previous inspection 4 February 2014 Telephone number 01642 277407 or 07944 418577 Acorn Kids Club registered in 1993. It is situated in Green Lane Primary School in the Acklam area of Middlesbrough. The group employs eight members of childcare staff. All hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 2 and above, including one with a foundation degree. The group opens Monday to Friday during term time. Sessions are from 7.45am to 8.50am and from 3.15pm to 5.25pm. This inspection was carried out by Ofsted under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006 on the quality and standards of provision that is registered on the Early Years Register. The registered person must ensure that this provision complies with the statutory framework for children’s learning, development and care, known as the early years foundation stage. Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Complaints procedure: raising concerns and making complaints about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected] The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages. It regulates and inspects childcare and children’s social care, and inspects the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass), schools, colleges, initial teacher training, work-based learning and skills training, adult and community learning, and education and training in prisons and other secure establishments. It assesses council children’s services, and inspects services for looked after children, safeguarding and child protection. If you would like a copy of this document in a different format, such as large print or Braille, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected] You may reuse this information (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view this licence, visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/, write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU, or email: [email protected] This publication is available at www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/120354. Interested in our work? You can subscribe to our website for news, information and updates at www.ofsted.gov.uk/user. Piccadilly Gate Store St Manchester M1 2WD T: 0300 123 4234 Textphone: 0161 618 8524 E: [email protected] W: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted © Crown copyright 2017

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is good Staff have a very good understanding of how to enhance children’s play to complement the learning taking place in school. Children engage in a range of fun activities which stimulates their interests and contributes to their progress. Children have secure bonds with their key person and all staff members. They demonstrate they feel safe here and know who to go to if they feel upset or worried. Staff are very good role models for children and have high expectations for their behaviour. Children are well mannered and have very good social skills. Older children show kindness towards the younger children and include them in their games. Staff have developed excellent ways to work in partnership with parents and teachers. They gather and share information about children’s care and learning to promote continuity and inclusion. Staff provide opportunities for children to learn about other religions and celebrations. Children enjoy participating in creative and musical activities and develop an understanding of the world around them. It is not yet outstanding because: Staff do not use key opportunities to encourage children to further develop their independence and self-help skills. Staff do not currently gather feedback from children or ask for their views when they evaluate the club’s effectiveness to consider future improvements.