Nursery First Aid Care Found Wanting

Three early years providers in West Yorkshire have pledged to deal with issues raised in critical Ofsted reports.

Little Stars Nursery, based at the Eastwood Centre in Keighley, was judged inadequate in March, and during a follow up visit inspectors found that “no action” had been taken to identify the problems identified.

In its report the watchdog reveals it is considering taking steps to cancel the nursery’s registration unless it improves.

A letter to the nursery after the follow up inspection said: “The setting is insecure as doors are left open, this allowed an inspector to walk into the setting unchallenged.”

It also says that there were periods where no member of staff working with the children had a paediatric first aid certificate.

The Playcentre, based at Holme Christian Care Centre in Bradford, fell from “requiring improvement” after an inspection last year to inadequate earlier this month.

Inspectors state: “Risks to children’s health and safety are not sufficiently managed to promote their welfare and physical well being.”

St Walburga’s Out of School Club, based at St Walburga’s Roman Catholic School in Shipley, blamed paperwork errors for its Ofsted rating fall from good to inadequate.

It was inspected in April, and the Ofsted report said; “The provider and staff have a poor understanding of child protection issues, and clear safeguarding policies and procedures are not in place and implemented.”