STAFF and managers at an after school and holiday club have been praised following a visit from Ofsted.

A total of 87 children are registered with St Claire's@St Peter's in Holdenhurst Avenue, Bournemouth and inspector Rachel Cornish said they are well cared for.

The club, which cares for youngsters between the ages of four and nine, was given a rating of Good.

The report said: "Children are happy and enjoy the time they spend at the club. The staff's calm and nurturing approach builds children's confidence and well-being."

It said staff plan activities which interest and motivate the children and added: "Staff welcome and make time for parents when they collect their children, passing on information from school and discussing activities the children have participated in.

"Parents are impressed by the range of activities on offer and how much their children enjoy their time at the club."

St Claire's@St Peter's is one of five clubs operated by the group.

It provides after school care between 3pm and 6pm during term time and also offers a holiday club during the school holidays from 8am until 6pm.