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“Children are happy and settled.”
“Staff know the children and follow their interests well to make their learning experiences fun and engaging.”
“Staff give careful consideration to how children learn. They have made changes to the environment to better support children’s development.”
As some of you may be aware the nursery was inspected by Ofsted on Monday 25th November 2019. As the report has been released I am able to inform you of the inspection outcome.
Regrettably, the Ofsted inspector has rated the nursery “inadequate”. We received a GOOD for the Quality of Education and Behaviour and Attitudes but an inadequate for Leadership and Management and Personal Development. Due to one element in prevent training the overall final judgement had to be inadequate.
On the day of the inspection the inspector felt that there was a lack of knowledge regarding the Prevent Duty. The Prevent duty regards how to protect children from terrorist groups, radicalisation, extreme cultural acts (such as female genital mutilation) and gangs. Although all staff members completed their Prevent training in April 2019 and Safeguarding training in September 2019 the inspector felt that there was a gap in Prevent knowledge to protect children against wider safeguarding issues.
As the report describes children are happy in our care; are challenged, and enjoy high quality learning opportunities. All children have wonderful, caring relationships with staff and the nursery is a safe place for children to thrive. Staff give careful consideration to how children learn and sensitively support children through transitions.
The nursery is striving forward and has a continuous programme of training in all aspects of safeguarding. Please see the time line below which shows how we will continue to improve and evaluate our safeguarding procedures.
|April 2019||Home Office Prevent training|
|June 2019||Staff Appraisals|
|September 2019||Pacey safeguarding training|
|October 2019||Staff Supervisions + staff meeting + safeguarding Quiz|
|November 2019||Ofsted Inspection|
|December 2019||Prevent staff booklet + Joined early years alliance|
|January 2020||Group Prevent training + Staff supervisions + Early year's service support visit|
|February 2020||Policies and procedures staff meeting|
|March 2020||SLT safeguarding review and assessment|
We are due to be inspected again by Ofsted early this year. We are committed to demonstrating that we have robust safeguarding procedures in place to protect the children in our care. Safeguarding the children at Ibstock Day Nursery is our key priority, we work closely with other agencies and have four designated safeguard leads supporting the nursery. We are working closely with the county councils Early Years’ service and other early year’s professionals to ensure there is no gap in Prevent at Ibstock day nursery.
We really appreciate your support during this time. We understand that the label inadequate can be concerning for parents however please take the opportunity to discuss any concerns you have with Amy or Steph.
“Managers and staff sensitively support children as they move through the nursery.”
“Children demonstrate that they have respect for others. For example, while playing outside, children wait in line at the top of the ramp on their bicycles until it is their turn to come back.”
“Staff guide parents by providing information about what children are learning next, so that they can provide consistent support for children’s learning at home. This has a positive impact on the progress children make.”