A Stainland children’s club has been panned by Ofsted for not following correct procedure.
Bowling Green Kids Club, based in Bowling Green Primary School, has been graded Inadequate for weaknesses in all areas.
Inspector Amanda Forrest criticised the club, set up 17 years ago, for its safeguarding policy, attendance records, other documentation, staff supervision and ineffective key person system.
Managers implemented several changes within 48 hours of the report and are confident the club will restore its Good rating within the next six months. They also identified a number of factual inaccuracies in the Ofsted report.
Ms Forrest added: “Information is not gathered from the school, in order to complement children’s learning or to support their individual needs.
“Children’s behaviour is not managed consistently. Staff distract children who are having difficulty sharing, rather than helping them to develop the skills they need to be considerate to others in their play.”
She added that children are provided with a suitable range of activities indoors, ensuring that they are suitably occupied, engaged and motivated, and that snack time promotes children’s independence skills.
Bowling Green has 37 children aged four to 11 on its roll and is run by PACS Professional Development Agency Limited.
A spokesman for the club said: “The recent Ofsted report gave several actions to be taken. These were all completed within 48 hours of the inspection and have been thoroughly discussed with the school who, along with Calderdale Early Years Service Quality Inspection Team, are supporting us.
“Ofsted have agreed to correct mistakes of fact that we identified in the report and we have been advised that a re-inspection will take place during the next six months. We believe that this will result in a return to our previous rating of Good.
“Meanwhile we have an excellent relationship with the school, we have an excellent team of dedicated and caring staff which is appreciated by the parents and carers and the children really enjoy their time at the Kids Club.”