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Thursday 03 November 2016 - St Michael's After School Club in Aldershot is Ofsted 'Outstanding'

We just wanted to share the fantastic news that on 27th September 2016, our St Michael's Infants after school club in Aldershot was inspected by Ofsted and has just been awarded the highest grade possible...'Outstanding'!

The inspection lasted most of the afternoon with the inspector interviewing staff, observing and speaking to the children and also seeking the views of several parents.  They also carried out a thorough review of our systems, paperwork and procedures to ensure that the club was providing the best level of care for children attending.

Amongst many complimentary comments, the inspector highlighted;

'Staff are highly  enthusiastic and extremely motivated.  They offer a very welcoming and inclusive environment and children benefit from interesting and challenging experiences. Strong partnerships with the school help to support children's learning. Staff are passionate about the quality of their practice and have made great strides in improving the provision since their last inspection. Safeguarding is effective and staff have an excellent understanding of child protection matters'.

Needless to say, everyone at KOOSA Kids is absolutely thrilled with this news. The team at St Michael's, lead by Sarah Franks our caring and dedicated Site Supervisor, continues to provide a fantastic service on behalf of the children and parents and it is true reward for the team that their efforts have been formally recognised in such a way.

The news has also been shared with Liz Mathias, head teacher at St Michael's Infants who commented;

‘The provision of high quality after school club childcare is really important to our school. I am absolutely delighted with the outcome of this inspection which highlights just how well run the after school club is.  We have been working with KOOSA Kids for a number of years now and I would like to extend my congratulations to the club for this success.  It is clear to see that the children enjoy their time and of course parents have ongoing peace of mind knowing their children are being so well looked after’.

Outstanding grades are notoriously hard to achieve in the 'out of school' sector, however this latest inspection now takes the total number of 'Outstandings' received by KOOSA Kids in 2016 to four, an achievement we are all extremely proud of.

Please follow the link to read the full St Michaels After School Club Inspection Report.

Many thanks

The KOOSA Kids Team

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