AXBRIDGE Community Care Club has met requirements following an Ofsted inspection last month.

The Moorland Street out-of-school childcare facility was inspected on October 19.

The report reads: "Children happily greet staff when they are collected from school and follow instructions well.

"Children fully understand the consistent routines and boundaries set by the staff. For example, children naturally know to independently hang their coats and bags up on their pegs before proceeding to wash their hands for a snack.

"Children show excellent behaviour and are extremely motivated and eager to explore and play. Children show great kindness towards their friends and older children care for the younger ones who attend. For example, older children comfort the younger children if they are a little unsettled.

"Children are heavily engaged in the varied opportunities available to them. For example, children play together to develop their imaginations when they prepare food in the playhouse for their toy babies, using the utensils provided.

"Children show confidence and deep concentration when using stacking blocks to make patterns. Children engage with each other for long periods of time, discussing games they are playing or creating story lines for their play.

"Other children relax in the cosy area as they look at books and play electronic games with each other."

Staff were also praised for their role in making children feel comfortable and ensuring the facility runs smoothly.

The inspector said: "The owner/manager ensures children feel safe, comfortable and flourish in the inclusive care she and her staff provide. She does this by providing staff with various training opportunities that enhance the provision they provide. For example, staff have recently attended training to promote children's letter and sound recognition.

"From this, they have an area specifically to support children with their letters and sounds. n Staff are positive role models. They help children to understand what is expected. Links with school routines and ethos mean children's behaviour is exemplary.

"They are polite and considerate, and they understand what is expected of them and how they should treat each other with respect."

Safeguarding arrangements were also deemed as effective: "Management and staff attend regular training regarding child protection and receive updates about safeguarding issues.

"They are able to identify possible signs of abuse and neglect, including what action to take if they have any concerns about a child's welfare."