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Bumblebees

Inspection report for early years provision


Unique reference number Inspect ion date Inspector EY419936 20/06/2011 Christine Stimson

Setting address Telephone number Email Type of setting

31 Wilbury Avenue, SUTTON, Surrey, SM2 7DU 02086617761 bbows_31@yahoo.co.uk Childcare on non-domestic premises

Inspection Report: Bumblebees, 20/06/2011

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Inspection Report: Bumblebees, 20/06/2011

Introduction
This inspection was carried out by Ofsted under Sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006 on the quality and standards of the registered early years provision. Early years provision refers to provision regulated by Ofsted for children from birth to 31 August following their fifth birthday (the early years age group). The registered person must ensure that this provision complies with the statutory framework for childrens learning, development and welfare, known as the Early

Years Foundation Stage.

The provider must provide a copy of this report to all parents with children at the setting where reasonably practicable. The provider must provide a copy of the report to any other person who asks for one, but may charge a fee for this service (The Childcare (Inspection) Regulations 2008 regulations 9 and 10). Children only attend this setting before and/or after the school day and/or during the school holidays. The judgements in this report reflect the quality of early years provision offered to children during those periods. The setting also makes provision for children older than the early years age group which is registered on the voluntary and/or compulsory part(s) of the Childcare Register. This report does not include an evaluation of that provision, but a comment about compliance with the requirements of the Childcare Register is included in Annex B. Please see our website for more information about each childcare provider. We publish inspection reports, conditions of registration and details of complaints we receive where we or the provider take action to meet the requirements of registration.

This inspection was carried out under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006

Inspection Report: Bumblebees, 20/06/2011

Description of the setting


Bumblebees was re-registered after moving to a new location in November 2010. The new premises is located in a quiet residential road on the borders of Cheam and Belmont in the London Borough of Sutton. The ground floor purpose built premises has a large play room, toilets and a secure enclosed outdoor play area. There is disabled access to the premises. Bumblebees is a day care provision which primarily provides out of school care for children who attend the part time nursery school and/or full time school. The providers hope to open a pre-school facility on the same premises in September 2011. The provision currently opens for out of school care from Monday to Friday, term time only. Children can attend from 7.30am to 8.20am and 3pm to 6 pm. Bumblebees is registered by Ofsted on the Early Years Register and both the compulsory and voluntary parts of the Childcare Register. It is registered to provide care for a maximum of 26 children aged from two to under eight years at any one time. There is no provision for children aged under two years. There s no provision for overnight care. There are currently 26 children on roll; four of whom are in the early years age range. The provision also provides care for school aged children up to 11 years old. There are four members of staff working at Bumblebees, including the owner manager. Three members of staff hold appropriate early years qualifications to at least National Vocational Qualification level 2 and one other member of staff is working towards a childcare qualification.

The overall effectiveness of the early years provision


Overall the quality of the provision is satisfactory. Children are making satisfactory progress towards the early learning goals, supported by staff who interact and engage with children as they play. Staff undertake written observations on children as they achieve, but do not link these to future planning. The owner/manager and staff have established good relationships with parents and this promotes inclusion. A rapport has been established with the teachers of the school the group serve, but they have not shared information about children's abilities and interests. The manager and her staff embrace training opportunities as part of their continuous improvement and use their knowledge to improve outcomes for children. Most regulatory documentation is maintained, but this is not well organised. Some consent forms are missing from children's files in relation to the seeking of emergency medical advice or treatment and there are no risk assessments in place for the outings children are taken on. These are breaches of regulations.

This inspection was carried out under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006

Inspection Report: Bumblebees, 20/06/2011

What steps need to be taken to improve provision further?


To meet the specific requirements of the EYFS, the registered person must: carry out a full a full risk assessment, including adult/child ratios before each individual outing (Safeguarding and welfare ) ensure written parental permission for the seeking of any necessary medical advice or treatment in the future is obtained and is stored in each child's individual file (Safeguarding and welfare ). 04/07/2011 04/07/2011

To further improve the early years provision the registered person should: devise a system to make sure all parents are asked for written parental permission for children to take part in any outings make links with other childcare practitioners so children's learning and development records and any other relevant information can be shared improve development records to make sure observations are linked to individual planning and ensure observations are analysed to help plan next steps for individual children

The effectiveness of leadership and management of the early years provision


The staff have a sound knowledge and understanding of their duty to protect children in their care from harm. Safeguarding procedures are shared with staff and parents; contact details of children's services are kept to hand. However, the setting does not have a copy of the Local Safeguarding Children Board guidelines to keep on site for referral. All adults working with children have been vetted for suitability. Daily risk assessments are conducted on the indoor and outdoor areas of the setting, but no risk assessments are currently conducted for the outings children are taken on. Fire detection equipment is in place and children regularly practise the fire drill to ensure they know how to leave the building quickly and safely in the event of an emergency. Most regulatory other documentation is maintained and is in place. However, parental medical consent forms have been lost from children's files thereby compromising staff members ability to get medical attention for children in an emergency and is a breach in regulations. The owner/manager is committed to improve her provision and includes staff and parents when evaluating her practice. For example, parents are given questionnaires to complete at the end of each term and again if their children are leaving the provision. Staff are encouraged to embrace training opportunities and try to use their knowledge to improve outcomes for children. Children are provided
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with a range of toys and equipment that are suitable for their ages and are able to make a choice in their play as resources are kept at child height. Positive relationships have been established with parents, who are kept informed by staff of their child's time at the setting. Parents receive regular newsletters informing them of forthcoming events. Parents spoken to on the day of inspection are happy with the care provided for their children and feel the activities are stimulating and age appropriate. Learning journeys are kept on children and these contain forms that give information about children's like and dislikes, but do not have any information about children abilities and interests. As a result a true picture of children's starting points and progress has not been established. The setting has a good rapport with the teachers at the school they serve, passing on messages to parents and finding out how the child's day has been. However, this does not currently extend to sharing information about children's abilities or interests.

The quality and standards of the early years provision and outcomes for children
Children are made to feel secure and included as staff treat everyone with kindness and consideration. Children are well behaved, polite and occupied during their time spent in the setting. Club rules have been devised and are displayed on the wall in the play area. Staff read these to the younger children and bring them to the attention of the older children when necessary. Younger children to the setting play alongside the older children and are relaxed and happy in each other's company. Staff value children's art and craft work and this is displayed in the play room alongside photos of children taking part in activities. This adds to children's sense of belonging. Children are praised if they are helpful and this encourages good behaviour. Most activities are child initiated, with some adult led activities set out each day for children to join in with. Staff are deployed well and offer children support as they play. Each child in the early years age range is allocated a key person who plans activities for their key children. Written observations are undertaken on children's achievements, but these do not link with the individual planning of activities for children and next steps are not carried into future planning. Children play with resources they can select for themselves and these are suitable for their age, offering challenge and variety. A number of resources in the setting reflect diversity, for example, play figures showing disability, infirmity and people from other cultures. Parents are invited to support topics and children have enjoyed learning about Hindu and Chinese festivals through parents coming into the setting to talk to children. Most children enjoy the garden area and staff join
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children in their play encouraging them to extend their physical skills by offering challenges for them to complete. Towards the end of sessions children help staff tidy away the toys and then sit in the book corner and select a book to read prior to being collected by their parents. Children have planted tomato plants in the outside area and take responsibility for watering these. Photos show children looking at the tomato plant root systems prior to helping plant them and staff explain to children about how the plant will grow and produce tomatoes. The setting where children play and enjoy activities is clean and well-maintained. Children have a snack on arrival from school and more substantial foods like waffles are offered with an accompaniment of salad vegetables ad fruits. A jug of water and plastic glasses are kept on the side to enable children to help themselves if they are thirsty. Staff are vigilant about children washing their hands before eating and after using the toilet and hot and cold running water is provided with soap and paper towels. This helps prevent the risk of cross infection. Children are developing an understanding of how to keep themselves safe as staff remind them as they walk to and from school about the green cross code. Staff and children wear bright yellow reflective jackets and staff deploy themselves at the front, middle and back of the line of children as they walk, to ensure they do not run ahead. Children take part in a regular evacuation drills so they all know how to leave the building quickly and safely.

This inspection was carried out under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006

Inspection Report: Bumblebees, 20/06/2011

Annex A: record of inspection judgements


The key inspection judgements and what they mean

Grade Grade Grade Grade

1 2 3 4

is is is is

Outstanding: this aspect of the provision is of exceptionally high quality Good: this aspect of the provision is strong Satisfactory: this aspect of the provision is sound Inadequate: this aspect of the provision is not good enough

The overall effectiveness of the early years provision


How well does the setting meet the needs of the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage? The capacity of the provision to maintain continuous improvement 3 3

The effectiveness of leadership and management of the early years provision


The effectiveness of leadership and management of the Early Years Foundation Stage The effectiveness of leadership and management in embedding ambition and driving improvement The effectiveness with which the setting deploys resources The effectiveness with which the setting promotes equality and diversity The effectiveness of safeguarding The effectiveness of the settings self-evaluation, including the steps taken to promote improvement The effectiveness of partnerships The effectiveness of the settings engagement with parents and carers 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 2

The quality of the provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage


The quality of the provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage 3

Outcomes for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage


Outcomes for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage The extent to which children achieve and enjoy their learning The extent to which children feel safe The extent to which children adopt healthy lifestyles The extent to which children make a positive contribution The extent to which children develop skills for the future 3 3 3 2 2 3

Any complaints about the inspection or report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance available from Ofsteds website: www.ofsted.gov.uk 8

This inspection was carried out under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006

Inspection Report: Bumblebees, 20/06/2011

Annex B: the Childcare Register


The provider confirms that the requirements of the compulsory part of the Childcare Register are: The provider confirms that the requirements of the voluntary part of the Childcare Register are: Met Met

This inspection was carried out under sections 49 and 50 of the Childcare Act 2006