KIDS COLLECTIVE @ WORTHINGTON OUT-OF-SCHOOL CLUB RECEIVES ‘OUTSTANDING’ FROM OFSTED
Kids Collective @ Worthington, an out-of-school Club for children aged 3-11 located in Worthington Primary School, Sale, has achieved the highest Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ across all areas.
Kids Collective Clubs, operate at 8 local primary schools: Altrincham Preparatory, Bollin, Bowdon C of E, Cloverlea, Heyes Lane, Navigation, Well Green & Worthington, and is part of the local Elmscot Group of childcare settings, which also includes the highly regarded and award-winning Day Nurseries: Broussa, Elmscot, Hale, Woodlands and their most recent acquisition, Elmscot Nantwich.
The Ofsted inspector recognised the strong leadership at all levels, describing the management team as inspirational. “They have cultivated an ethos of high ambition and have raised standards to the highest calibre”. Staff receive exceptional levels of support and coaching and the management team work hard to continually improve and maintain staff practice to the highest level.
The inspector spoke about how Kids Collective is “an oasis of calm, excitement and fun” and how the children relish the array of extraordinary activities and first-hand experiences staff provide for them, with staff using expert teaching techniques to engage children in purposeful and highly inspirational play. “Staff go above and beyond to liaise with class teachers and are highly skilled in implementing play interventions that support children to overcome barriers to learning.”
The Inspector acknowledged that the children are independent, with excellent personal, social and emotional skills and that high priority is placed on meeting children’s physical and emotional well-being. “The care that children receive is exemplary, and in this nurturing environment they flourish”.
Kids Collective Group Manager, Hannah Reeves, stated, “The Kids Collective team at Worthington work extremely hard to ensure we deliver high-quality childcare and education and we are delighted that the inspector recognised this.”