Inspectors say Aberdeen youngsters are ‘active and healthy’ at city after school club

Ferryhill School
Ferryhill School

Staff at an after school club have been praised by a watchdog for providing a nurturing environment for children.

A team from the Care Inspectorate visited Ferryhill After School Club, based at Ferryhill Primary School in Caledonian Place, Aberdeen, on September 21 and have now published their report.

Inspectors awarded the club a “good” rating for care, support, management, staffing and leadership – the third best of six possible ratings.

The report said: “Staff had a good knowledge and understanding of children’s individual needs.

“They were responsive to changes in children’s health and ensured that there was clear communication with parents.”

It added: “There were plentiful opportunities to access fresh air and energetic play were in place which helped the children to be active and healthy.”

The club rules were decided on by children and staff.

The report added: “This helped children to think about the impact their behaviour could have on other children and on the club generally.

“Staff displayed warmth and encouragement while interacting with the children, which helped create a nurturing environment.”