AN OUT-OF-SCHOOL day care scheme has lost its outstanding Ofsted rating.

Super Camps at Rookwood School, in Weyhill Road, Andover, was visited by the education watchdog on August 15, and a report published on September 6 graded it as “good” in all areas.

The service, which registered in 2011, is open during school holidays from 8am until 6pm, for children aged four to 12.

The report said: “The acting manager is a good role model to staff. She quickly gains the respect and the trust of the children and shares her high expectations for them and the staff. There is a happy and harmonious atmosphere at the camp, with children feeling confident to try new challenges in the care of dependable adults.”

Inspector Helen Robinshaw found leadership and management at Super Camps was good, saying: “It uses robust recruitment practices to attract and secure high-calibre staff, many of whom are experienced teachers or sports coaches.”

She also found the quality of teaching was good, and said: “Staff focus on children having fun and plan activities that follow their individual interests. Children enjoy new sports, friendships and ideas for imaginative play. Staff encourage children to solve problems and think creatively.”

Referring to children’s personal development, welfare and behaviour, she added: “Children know that they are safe and secure in the presence of staff who care about meeting their individual needs. They enjoy time to play in their own exciting base room and time playing with the older children. Staff sensitively support children as they grow in independence, helping them to make their own choices, review their achievements and develop decision-making skills.

“Children are confident, self-assured and excited as they succeed in new challenges. They behave extremely well for their ages. Staff consistently encourage respectful attitudes and children are thoughtful and kind to each other.”

To improve, the Ofsted report said Super Camps needs to improve the information shared with parents about changes to their children’s activities to “provide even greater continuity in children’s care”.