YOUNGSTERS at an out-of-school club are happy and relaxed, Ofsted found.
Inspector Jean Thomas reached her conclusion after visiting the S4YC Out of School Club at Parkgate Primary School on Brooklands Road, Parkgate.
Her inspection covered provision for early years children attending the club and compliance with the Childcare Register for older children.
Rating the overall standard of provision as ‘good’, she said the club, registered last year, operates from part of the primary school.
It is one of 11 owned and managed by the group and opens before and after school and during school holidays. A maximum of 32 under-eights can attend at any one time and there are seven early years children on roll.
All three staff are qualified and create a welcoming atmosphere, ensuring children are happy and enjoy themselves as they play and learn.
The club is well organised to allow the youngsters to relax after a busy day at school, which helps them to make good progress in their learning and development.
Partnerships with parents are a strength and are effective in promoting continuity in the children’s care.
The views of parents and children are sought and the staff work well together.
Sessions run smoothly and the ‘warm relationship’ between the children and staff means the youngsters are happy and relaxed.
Their behaviour is good and staff are ‘positive’ role models.
The inspector made one request relating to a legal requirement and two suggestions to help further improvements.