Ofsted

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The Dell is an Ofsted registered charity and has separate Ofsted inspections at each our sites.
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Following a consultation with childcare professionals,  the 2019 Inspection framework was amended.  It was identified that the proportionate amount of time spent in after school clubs should be play and recreation based, which would no longer have to meet the same educational criteria as schools or nurseries.

 

As a result a new grading system for out of school clubs was introduced.  This focuses on whether statutory requirements are "Met" (behaviour, safeguarding, management and leadership and wellbeing).

 

Whilst we appear to uphold all of our positive attributes identified as “Outstanding” in our previous inspection in Nov 2015, we are pleased to communicate that in our January 2020 inspection we have 'Met' all the statutory requirements to ensure children are safe, happy and well cared for in our club.

Here's a glimpse of some of the things we were praised for:

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~ "Children settle in quickly at the club.  Staff gather a range of useful information from parent and children when before they start.  This helps staff to plan exciting and relevant activities.  Children interact happily with one another and behave well.  They cooperate and work together and confidently share their ideas."

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~ "Children feel safe and secure at The Dell.  They form confident and meaningful relationships with staff and follow instructions well.  The staff use their strong knowledge and experience effectively to support children who need additional help and encouragement.  The strategies they use are highly effective"

To read the full report, follow this link.

Abel Smith

Morgans

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In November 2018, our Morgans site was rated as "Good".

 

Here's a glimpse of some of the things we were praised for:

~ "Staff promote children's safety.... Additionally, staff encourage children to understand the importance of their personal safety."

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~ "Children benefit from good opportunities to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. They have daily opportunities for fresh air and exercise and they use a wide range of resources, such as climbing equipment."

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~ "Children attending the club form strong friendships. They demonstrate that they are happy and settled... Staff observe children and plan activities that link to their interests."

To read the full report, follow this link.