The previous inspection, carried out in Oct 2014 was graded as good. It was brought forward as a result of concerns raised regarding lack of curriculum planning and safety issues and has been termed as inadequate for failing to provide children with an acceptable standard of education.
The inspector observed children and staff in each of the four nursery rooms and found inconsistencies in delivery of educational programme across the nursery. The inspector found planned activities uninspiring and failed to motivate children. The Statutory framework 2012, recommends each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity.
It was found that staff does not consistently encourage children’s communication, language skills for the youngest children in particular. Due to very less communication in the toddler room, very young children did not gain the necessary skills to move on in their learning. There were inconsistencies found in the practice planning and delivery of the educational programmes and teaching in different rooms. The local daycare provider may be in breach of their obligation of igniting children’s curiosity ...
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