Nursery gets sec­ond in­ad­e­quate re­port

But Happy Days Nursery is now ‘good’ in two of four ar­eas

The Scarborough News - - TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - By Poppy Kennedy poppy.kennedy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @Re­porterPoppy

from the Of­sted re­port we have im­proved our teach­ing prac­tices and out­comes for chil­dren which are now a ‘good’.

“Some things did get brought up and we have ac­tu­ally put ev­ery­thing in place yet again. We are just con­tin­u­ing to strengthen our prac­tices.”

The in­spec­tion found the nursery was in­ad­e­quate in the cat­e­gories per­sonal de­vel­op­ment, be­hav­iour and wel­fare, and ef­fec­tive­ness of the leadership and management.

The re­port said the provider has not ad­dressed one of the ac­tions raised at the last in­spec­tion to im­prove stan­dards and that the management team does not or­gan­ise the premises in a way that meets the needs of the chil­dren.

The baby room par­tic­u­larly does not meet min­i­mum space re­quire­ments and there is lit­tle free space for ba­bies to move, says the re­port.

It added: “The management team has failed to recog­nise that they do not meet re­quire­ments and that the avail­able space is not enough for the chil­dren.”

The in­spec­tion also found is­sues with hand washing and chil­dren shar­ing the same bed­ding.

Kerry Holder, who car­ried out the Of­sted in­spec­tion, said: “Weak­nesses in the leadership and management, as well as staff care prac­tices, sig­nif­i­cantly com­pro­mise chil­dren’s health and safety.

“Staff do not fol­low ad­e­quate health and hy­giene prac­tices that re­duce the risk of cross-in­fec­tion and germs from spread­ing.”

Of­sted is­sued Happy Days Nursery with a Wel­fare Re­quire­ments No­tice to ad­dress the is­sues.

The nursery spokesper­son added: “We’ve had the area’s ad­viser com­ing round again to say that ev­ery­thing again is in place and there’s been a lot of pos­i­tive steps for­ward.

“There are im­prove­ments since their last visit. We are good – un­for­tu­nately there were just a cou­ple of things, which we ac­tu­ally do, which were pulled up.

“A cou­ple of the par­ents have ac­tu­ally put in a com­plaint to Of­sted. They feel it’s unfair and that there chil­dren are happy and healthy.

“They felt they didn’t like how it was car­ried out, the par­ents who spoke to the Of­sted in­spec­tor.

“They have said that their chil­dren are happy and they have no con­cerns.”

Staff were praised for the good be­hav­iour of the chil­dren, aged up to four years old, as well as their en­thu­si­as­tic approach to stim­u­late and mo­ti­vate all chil­dren to learn.

The in­spec­tion also found all chil­dren make good progress in their learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment.

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