Spider and spiderlings

Spider and spiderlings

Observation - Spider and spiderlings - UK and Ireland. Description: My immediate conclusion from the spiderlings was Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) - however, they were being stood over by the spider pictured here, which clearly isn't. So perhaps the spider is not related, and may even be a predator to these little

My immediate conclusion from the spiderlings was Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) - however, they were being "stood over" by the spider pictured here, which clearly isn't. So perhaps the spider is not related, and may even be a predator to these little ones?