An Aberdeen after school club for primary school children has been told to make improvements by the Care Inspectorate.

It follows an inspection at J. Puddleducks After School Club in Dyce, Aberdeen where inspectors graded the service ‘weak’ for the quality of care and support provided to children.

It is the second inspection in a row where inspectors graded the service as ‘weak’ for the quality of care and support. The quality of environment at the service was graded ‘unsatisfactory.’

The service is registered to provide care to a maximum of 30 children of primary school age, and was inspected earlier this year.

Inspectors noted: “Effective systems for recording information, such as information on personal plans and medication records, should be further developed.

“Policies for infection control, child protection and medication should be improved to ensure the health and well-being of children.

"Staff need to be fully aware of procedures to follow in emergency situations to ensure the safety of children.

“The manager should continue to build on the systems to monitor and improve all aspects of the service which will contribute to improving children's experiences.”

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “We have informed the service of the areas which must be addressed to ensure the care provided to children improves.

“These include eight requirements for improvement and a further three recommendations for improvement.

“We will continue to work with this service and will be monitoring them closely. If we do not see evidence of significant improvement we will not hesitate to take further action.

"Every child in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

“Anyone with a concern about a care service can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527.”

The latest inspection report is available here.