Inspectors back the Buccaneers

CHILDREN at the Buccaneers Out of School Club in Buckden are achieving well, eating healthily and are given a safe environment, according to Ofsted. Inspectors found organisation at the club also promoted positive outcomes for children. The report said:

CHILDREN at the Buccaneers Out of School Club in Buckden are achieving well, eating healthily and are given a safe environment, according to Ofsted.

Inspectors found organisation at the club also promoted positive outcomes for children.

The report said: "Staff act as very good role models, washing their own hands and wiping down surfaces with anti-bacterial spray before serving food to help children to stay healthy."

The nine employees at the club were also praised for creating a very safe environment where all risks are minimised so children can move around safely and independently.


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The children were praised for taking note of health and safety warnings from staff.

The report found: "Children use the warnings staff give them about safety to help to keep each other safe. They remind each other not to crush the plastic cups because you'll cut yourself on it."

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Inspectors further praised staff for making sure children learn about keeping safe outside the club by inviting police and even firearms officers to talk to the children.

The provision for helping the youngsters make a positive contribution at the club was also good.

Overall, inspectors felt the club "met the needs of all the children who attend it".

They added: "Children thoroughly enjoy their time at the out of school club and form excellent relationships with each other and with adults."

Lisette Joy, chairman of Buccaneers, said: "The Buccaneers staff and management are very committed to both the club and the children.

"They demonstrate outstanding skills and care for our children and I firmly believe this club is head and shoulders above any other after school club."

In terms of improvement, the club was asked to make sure procedures are devised which allow children equal opportunities to access activities and learn about taking turns.

Buccaneers Out of School Club was opened in 1999 and is run by a voluntary management committee. It operates from the main hall and a classroom in Buckden C of E Primary School and caters for 42 children aged from three to seven.

INFORMATION: To view the report in full visit www.ofsted.gov.uk

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