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Monday 14 May 2018 - Wootey After School & Holiday Club in Alton is Ofsted 'OUTSTANDING'

Following an inspection on 12th April 2018, we are extremely pleased to be able to announce our Wootey Infant & Junior After School & Holiday Club in Alton has just been awarded Ofsted's highest grade possible...'OUTSTANDING'!

The inspection lasted most of the day 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.

Among many complimentary comments, the inspector highlighted:

  • The management team's high aspirations and robust monitoring of staff performance help ensure that high-quality, expert staff lead children in pleasurable play activities.
  • Children show great excitement and high motivation in all of their enjoyable leisure activities. An exceptionally well-planned programme of activities inspires all children to eagerly and actively take part.
  • Children are captivated by their key person, who shows high enthusiasm and first-class leadership skills. They swiftly build a strong bond with him. For example, children are encouraged to lead others in singing and doing the actions of the lively and entertaining snack-time song, swiftly gaining a very strong sense of belonging.
  • Parental partnership and feedback are excellent. Staff place a very high emphasis on effective communication to ensure children's needs are completely met. Parents report how very impressed they are with the wealth of activities on offer and how much enjoyment children gain from coming to the club.  
  • The safeguarding and welfare of children are paramount to staff, who are vigilant and highly attentive towards the children. Staff are very well trained and identify and act on any child welfare concerns.

Needless to say, everyone at KOOSA Kids is absolutely thrilled with this news. Our caring and dedicated team at Wootey Infant & Junior School, continue 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.

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 to eleven, an achievement we are all exceptionally proud of.

Please follow the link to read the full Wootey Infant & Junior After School & Holiday Club Inspection Report.

The KOOSA Kids Team

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