AN after-school club slated by Ofsted and rated as Inadequate has been given a glowing report by the inspection body less than a year later.

St Claire's at Corpus Christi was accused of putting children "at significant risk of harm" following an inspection in April.

But inspectors who visited in November have just released a report which says it now meets the required quality and standards of early years provision.

The club caters for children between the ages of five and eight in the grounds of Corpus Christi School in St James' Square, Bournemouth.

It has a total of 79 children on roll and is open from 3pm until 6pm.

Inspector Lorraine Sparey said: "Children thoroughly enjoy their time at the club. Older children make their way to the setting from their classrooms where staff welcome them warmly and they quickly become involved in activities of their choice.

"Children show high levels of confidence. They get out additional resources or ask to play outside once all the children from the early years part of the school are present."

She said staff have high expectations of the children and they respond well, successfully following the club's rules.

And added: "Parents value the club, stating that staff are welcoming, friendly and play well with the children. Children build good relationships with staff and the other children. They are keen to play together."

The report said managers and staff have a good understanding of how to safeguard children and said training is regularly updated.

Director Karen Hodgson said: "We've worked really hard this year. We've turned the setting around to be in line with all of our other settings, which are rated Good.

She said St Claire's has been nominated for the National Nursery Recognition Awards and has been shortlisted for the Innovation category.