WE HAVE SOME AMAZING NEWS WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU!
We are delighted to announce that Next Step Holiday Activities has received an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating across the board, following a recent inspection in October 2017. Ofsted awarded us as Outstanding and have identified that:
‘Children flourish in the welcoming, challenging and extremely well-organised environment. They enthusiastically join in with activities, are incredibly confident and develop exceptional social skills as they form positive relationships with the staff and other children.’
This cements the fact that we are the best at what we do and our hard work has been rewarded. A huge thank you to all our dedicated staff. We are so grateful for your constant efforts and amazing work you do! Thank you to all parents for your continued support over the past two years and during the process. We would also like to thank Ofsted for taking the time to visit us and assess the quality of our our work.
Sam Dunn, Director of Next Step Holiday Activities commented:
“We were looking forward to our first inspection as we believed that our holiday childcare was of a high standard and we are thrilled to announce that we have achieved this result. I would like to thank our dedicated, passionate team for their continued hard work and the wonderful children in our care.”
Key findings include:
Children flourish in the welcoming, challenging and extremely well-organised environment. They enthusiastically join in with activities, are incredibly confident and develop exceptional social skills as they form positive relationships with the staff and other children.
Staff benefit from exceptional opportunities for their professional development, ensuring they have the skills to meet the children’s needs highly effectively. The manager expertly monitors and evaluates the club, and constantly develops it to reflect the needs of the children and their families.
The manager and staff promote continuity for children very successfully. Strong and secure relationships with local schools aid this process. There is effective and highly efficient information sharing to ensure that staff get to know the children exceptionally well and understand how best to meet their needs.
Staff have excellent partnerships with parents, who are vocal in their support and praise for the staff and for the quality of care their children receive. They state that they are well informed about the day-to-day life of the club and their children’s experiences.
Children enjoy a wide variety of exciting play activities. They are encouraged to play a big part in planning the activities together with staff. For example, children put forward their play ideas and suggestions for the club. Their views about what works well or could be better are highly valued and taken into account.”