STAFF at an after school club have been praised by the education watchdog.

Ofsted ranked Energy Kidz After School Club at St Pauls CE Junior School in Wokingham as ‘good’ following a recent inspection.

Inspectors praised staff for their work with children, ensuring they have fun while learning new skills.

A report reads: “Staff encourage children in their play and enable them to develop their skills. 

“Children build on their physical, social and creative skills. They enjoy sports, such as football, and join in craft activities with their friends.

“Children show high levels of emotional well-being. They are very keen to come into the setting and quickly become involved in activities.

“Partnerships with parents are good. Staff share information with parents about what their children have been doing. 

“They keep parents informed about the activities their children have enjoyed the most during the day.”

Children enjoy a range of activities to help extend their literacy skills. For example, they listen to stories and predict what will happen next.

Energy Kidz was founded in 2012 and operates from St Pauls Junior School in Oxford Road, Wokingham.

It looks after 40 children between the ages of four and eight years old.
Ofsted chiefs told staff children need to develop a better understanding about feeling safe before it can be ranked as ‘outstanding’.

The report continues: “Staff do not always help children to have a better understanding of the importance of keeping themselves safe.

“Leaders and managers do not support staff as well as they could in developing their skills of how to manage children’s behaviour effectively.”

The inspection was carried out on December 11.