The playscheme is also the first 'out of school' setting in Wiltshire to have successfully achieved the Aiming Higher 4 Children award from the national charity, 4Children.
The playscheme provides out of school care for children of staff aged between four-and-a-half and 14, and receives a regular inspection by Ofsted under the Childcare Act. In its report, Ofsted stated that the children are happy and settled, because the playscheme meets their needs well, and that children enjoy a consistent and well informed programme of education.
Dyan Hunt, Childcare Coordinator at Salisbury District Hospital said: "The playscheme was set up to support staff with children who work for the NHS locally, who needed extra childcare provision during school holidays. Ten years on, the playscheme continues to provide an invaluable service to staff who want a safe, stimulating and fun environment for their children. I'm thrilled that Ofsted has recognised the high standards of care and learning in its report."
In addition to the Ofsted report, the playscheme has been given the Aiming Higher 4 Children Certificate of Quality. The award, from national charity 4Children, provides a 'kite mark' for standards of care.
Mrs Hunt said: " We work hard to provide extra childcare support that is of high quality and this award demonstrates our commitment to offer the best level of service to the children, young people and parents who use our childcare facilities. This award, on top of our latest Ofsted report, is a real bonus for us, in a year where we celebrate 10 successful years of the scheme." Ends
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170