A VILLAGE out-of-school club enables youngsters to spend time with their friends and play after a busy day at school, an Ofsted inspector found.
Inspector Juliette Jennings was reporting after a visit to the Buddies out of school club which meets in a former school building next to St Oswald’s Church of England Aided primary in Mollington.
Thirty-five children attend, five of whom are early years.
The club opens Monday to Friday from 8am to 9am and from 3pm to 6pm during school term time.
It also offers occasional holiday care during the summer holidays when it is open from 8.30am to 6pm on weekdays.
There are three members of staff.
Describing the early years provision as ‘good’ the inspector says the children enjoy relaxed child orientated surroundings where they can make choices about what they want to do.
Staff have strong relationships with the children and this supports their wellbeing ‘very effectively’.
They recognise and accommodate individual needs and are good role models.
There are strong partnerships with parents with a ‘robust system’ in place for obtaining their views on a regular basis.
This helps to ensure that the club continually considers its provision for the children.
The youngsters enthusiastically engage in a range of activities.
Staff provide a wide choice of opportunities that help the children to build upon what they have done in school.
In addition the club maintains strong links with the primary school.
Leadership and management is strong.