‘Inadequate’ nursery in Wembley could have exposed toddlers to dangers

The nursery is based inside Patidar House in London Road (pic credit: Google Street view)

The nursery is based inside Patidar House in London Road (pic credit: Google Street view) - Credit: Archant

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 with the safety of the children as risk assessments for some areas used by children were not regularly reviewed by staff, which means they could be exposed to hazards.

Inspectors also ruled the well-being of toddlers were 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.”

It also failed to meet all three Ofsted criterions for early years provisions:

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

• The contributions to the well-being of children and the effectiveness of the leadership and management.

• 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, which gives them self-assurance and 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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