The chairman of an out-of-school club graded “weak” by a watchdog has said staff will continue to learn from the report.
Happy Hours Out of School Club, based in St Fergus Primary, received an unannounced visit by inspectors and was deemed “weak” in four separate areas.
Concerns had been raised following an inspection of the independent club in July 2015.
Its findings found a child had unsupervised access to a staff member’s mobile phone.
In its follow-up report, the Care Inspectorate said that, based on its unannounced visits on January 13 and 14 of this year, a number of areas marked for improvement had not yet been met.
The report said: “We asked the service about child protection training and whether the child protection statement for the club had been reviewed and discussed with staff. This had not been done.
“Observations evidenced that incident reports and plans to support individual children had not begun.”
While there were still areas for improvement, the report acknowledged other areas which had previously fallen below standard had now improved since the previous visit.
It read: “Staff interaction with children had improved and, as a result, children were able to organise their play and activities in a safer, meaningful way.”
Ruairidh McLachlan, chairman of the club, said: “There is always room for improvement but I am very proud of all the staff and we are working hard to improve on the other areas.
“The inspectorate seems pleased with the progress we have made since the previous inspection.
“I have two children who attend the club, so I am certainly happy as a parent at the way the facility is run.
“We do appreciate the advice the care inspectorate has given us and we will continue to learn from the advice and seek to improve the facility.”
Happy Hours Out of School Club is based at St Fergus Primary.