A NURSERY in Windsor has been rated ‘inadequate’ in its recent Ofsted inspection.
William Street Day Nursery in Windsor, run by Countryside Nurseries, responded to the report saying it was “bitterly disappointing” receiving the rating.
Following the inspection from April 26, inspectors stated the quality of education and behavior and attitudes ‘requires improvement’.
And both personal development and the leadership and management of the school was rated ‘inadequate’, which is the lowest score possible.
In the Ofsted report, it explains children’s safety is compromised due to ‘ineffective risk assessments’.
It found in the outdoor space the woodwork area containing tools and very small items wasn’t secure.
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And inspectors also criticized the level of the children’s hygiene at the nursery.
They stated at times babies drink from cups laying on the floor which are sometimes used by other children.
The report explained children are “generally happy and settled” and behave well.
And they demonstrate they understand the nursery routines and expectations.
However inspectors also criticized how the planned curriculum is “poorly designed” and the children’s learning is limited.
The report added it feels on occasions the organization and routines of the nursery impact on children’s leaning and wellbeing.
It said: “For example, babies are only able to spend very short amounts of time in the garden as they have to go back inside for their lunch.
“Additionally, leaders and managers do not monitor practice in the setting well enough to ensure requirements are met.”
Andrew Palmer-Moore, director of Countryside Nurseries, said the nursery is doing everything needed to ensure they receive a positive Ofsted report on reinspection.
He said: “We are a family owned and run group of nurseries who have been providing outstanding childcare for over 30 years and the result at William Street was bitterly disappointing.”
He said the last few years have been difficult for everyone none more so than the childcare sector.
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Mr Palmer-Moore added: “Faced with minimal government investment and a severe lack of staff, which is affecting the whole industry, we are faced with some unique challenges.
“However, it is up to us to show that we have listened to the points in the report and all of the actions raised were immediately undertaken and rectified and as such have asked Ofsted for a reinspection as soon as possible.
“We have also reassured all of our parents that we are committed to providing whatever investment and resources are needed to ensure a positive outcome.”
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