Ofsted Registration

What is Ofsted?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. They also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people. Ofsted’s role is to make sure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England do so to a high standard for children and students.

Our Registration

In June 2019, Ofsted visited our club and conducted a pre-registration inspection. This inspection was conducted by Ofsted as part of the registration process for a childcare provider on non domestic premises.

In carrying out this type of inspection, the inspector assessed the extent to which the club meets the registration requirements and ensured that the club could demonstrate our ability to follow follow the standards set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

The inspector undertook a tour of the club site including both the indoor and extensive outdoor facilities, scrutinised all paperwork in place and reviewed a range of policies and procedures. The inspector held in depth discussions with both managers.

Smiles Of Quorn is registered as a provider of childcare on non-domestic premises on the Early Years Register, the compulsory part of the Childcare Register and the voluntary part of the Childcare Register at:

Rawlins Academy ( Deep End), Loughborough Road, Quorn, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8DY

Our Inspection

Smiles of Quorn were inspected by Ofsted on the 15th November 2021.

The manager and the inspector completed a tour of all areas of the club and walked with children from their school to the club. The inspector observed activities, indoors and outdoors, and the interactions between staff and children. She spoke with staff and children at appropriate times during the inspection. She carried out an observation of an activity with the manager and held a meeting with the manager and leaders. She reviewed relevant documentation and evidence of the suitability of staff working in the club. The inspector spoke to several parents and teachers during the inspection and took account of their views.

We are delighted to be able to share that we achieved MET, the highest possible grade for out of school clubs!

Some of the highlights from the report include the comments on how children “show positive relationships with staff” and are “keen to greet staff at the end of their school day”. She recognised that “Children's safety is given the highest importance” and that “the manager and staff have a good safeguarding knowledge and know what they should do if they have a concern about children's welfare”. She mentioned that children feel “ valued” and “have a voice in how the club runs”. She noticed that “Children are very happy and excited to play outdoors” and said that “children behave well” supported by “initiatives to praise children's achievements and to promote positive behaviour”. She liked that we “find out from school teachers about what children have been learning” and use this to compliment their learning through play experiences. She said that “Staff deploy themselves well, indoors and outside” which “helps to ensure good levels of supervision and support for children”. Finally she saw that we “ listen to children's comments and make changes to improve the experiences they have at the club”.

If you have any questions about anything on the report, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Previous Ofsted Inspection Outcomes and New Ofsted Inspection Outcomes

As an Ofsted registered childcare provider, Smiles of Quorn adheres to all Ofsted regulations and our club is regularly inspected. In September 2019, Ofsted changed the way it inspects out of school childcare providers. The Early Years Foundation Stage and General Childcare Register framework remain the same but the inspection criteria Smile of Quorn has to meet has changed. As a result, the inspection outcomes have changed as well.

A ‘Met’ outcome should serve as a strong indicator to parents that the particular setting is high quality, welcoming and offers children a safe and stimulating environment where children are able to grow in confidence.

‘Outstanding’ or 'Good', now graded as ‘Met’ - New highest possible inspection outcome, theoretically equal to an ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ outcome.

‘Requires Improvement’, now graded as ‘Not Met with Actions’.

‘Inadequate’, now graded as ‘Not Met with Enforcement’.

Useful Information

To read our recent Ofsted Inspection Report, please click here.

To view our Ofsted registration certificate, please click here.

To view Ofsted's information for parents flyer, please click here.

To visit our profile on Ofsted's website, please click here.

To contact Ofsted, please click here.