Inspectors praise north-east out-of-school club staff after visit

Staff from a north-east out-of-school-club have been praised for responding well to children’s needs.

Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate visited the Schools Out Kids Club at Borrowfield Primary School in Montrose on July 16 and have now published their report.

The club can look after up to 65 children aged between four and 16.

Inspectors rated it “very good” for care, support and staffing – the second best of six possible ratings.

“Children had nurturing and respectful relationships with staff,” said the report.

It added: “Staff and children worked very well together with staff being responsive to children’s needs and wishes.

“Children told us that staff listened to them and took on board their suggestions.

“Children were happy during their sessions in the service.

“They told us they enjoyed coming to the club, playing with friends and taking part in a range of activities on offer such as sports, arts and crafts, construction equipment and car tracks.”

One parent told inspectors: “My child gets the care and social interaction that I am looking for after being in school all day.

“She enjoys attending the club and is happy there.”