Toddlers Attending an 'Inadequate' Nursery May Have Been Exposed to Dangers

Toddlers attending an ‘inadequate’ nursery in Wembley may have been exposed to dangers after staff failed to carry out regular risk assessments, it has been revealed.

A damning report by Ofsted detailing an inspection of London Road Nursery in London Road, slammed a number of shortcomings in its level of child care.

The dossier revealed inspectors had concerns about the safety of the children because risk assessments for some areas used by children were not regularly reviewed by staff.

This meant they could potentially be exposed to hazards.

Inspectors also ruled that the well-being of toddlers was being compromised as staff were unsure of their roles.

The report said: “There are times during the day when the needs of the older children are not met.

”As a result, they become bored and restless, which hinders their learning.

“Systems for supervising staff fail to offer a culture of support and teamwork, and drive continuous improvement effectively.  As a result, staff lack confidence in their role.”

The nursery also failed to meet all three Ofsted criteria for early years provisions:

 How well it meets the needs of the range of children who attend.

 The contributions to the well-being of children.

 The effectiveness of the leadership and management.

However, members of staff were commended for their relationship with parents and being caring and sympathetic towards the children.

This resulted in them being self-assured and having confidence in the nursery.

The inspection by the education watchdog last month has resulted in the nursery being downgraded from ‘good’ to ‘inadequate’.

Jyostana Patel, the nursery’s manager, declined to comment when contacted by the Times.

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