Ofsted have raised concerns at Little Angels Nursery in North Lincolnshire about the safety and welfare of children in attendance at the setting.
Inspectors visited the nursery and graded it as “inadequate” with the report stating:
“The minimum staff qualification requirement is not met on outings. Consequently, the needs of children are not always met.”
“Children are not effectively safeguarded and their safety and welfare are put at risk.”
“This is because, on occasions, staff without a current paediatric first aid qualification are left in charge of children on outings.”
“The provider does not always ensure that the staff manage children’s behaviour consistently at lunchtime to help them learn the consequences of their actions.”
Despite the negative comments, they received a “good” for how well early years provisions meet the needs of the children they are caring for.
The nursery owner said: “Little Angels are proud to achieve ‘good’ from Ofsted for how well the provision meets the needs of the children, with strong teaching skills and knowledge of safeguarding.”
“Unfortunately, we were downgraded in other areas due to staff changes, resulting in an insufficient ratio of paediatric first aid qualification, even though staff were generally first aid trained and were booked on paediatric first aid training in November.”
“Therefore, we have now fully met the requirements of Ofsted and we are very much looking forward to our next inspection where we are confident we will once again attain ‘good’ in all areas.”