Time Out Club is an Ofsted registered child care provider; Ofsted registration number 123638.
Latest Ofsted Report
Time Out Club was last inspected by Ofsted on 22nd September 2022 and received the best possible outcome of MET.
The report highlights how happy our children are at Time Out Club, the fantastic work of our staff, and what a safe and fun environment we have at the club.
You can download Time Out Club’s 2022 Ofsted report below.
Ofsted Explained: our recent results and what it means to be MET
As an Ofsted registered childcare provider, Time Out Club receives regular inspections from Ofsted to ensure that our policies and procedures are always in line with best practice. Until recently it was possible to achieve one of four grades: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate. However, changes made to Ofsted’s inspection framework in September 2019 introduced the criteria: ‘MET’ or ‘NOT MET’.
Why the change and what does it actually mean to be graded ‘MET’?
These changes were made as a result of insights made by the public sector, who felt that the existing framework took into consideration certain variables that were not relevant within Out of School settings. For example, aspects of mainstream education such as learning outcomes or quality of teaching. Instead, recognising the need to focus on the child’s experience in these extracurricular environments, the new syllabus concentrates on a more holistic approach to learning; how children learn and develop through social interaction and cultural stimuli, how the safe and secure environments our staff create inspire positive behaviours, healthy choices and emotional resilience.
These ideas are covered by three judgement criteria Ofsted now use when conducting inspections: Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management.
Pre-school settings, schools and educational institutions are also graded by a fourth criteria: Quality of Education.
To be graded MET then, means quite simply, to have met these requirements. If graded as ‘NOT MET’, Ofsted will assign a grading of either ‘not met with actions’ or ‘not met with enforcement’ in which case further action would be taken.