Ramsbottom nursery 'requires improvement'

First published in News

A RAMSBOTTOM nursery is working to get its ‘good’ rating back after being judged to ‘require improvement’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Daisy Chains, in Kay Brow, was rated good when inspectors visited in May.

But in the latest report, Ofsted said the quality of teaching across the nursery is inconsistent, and the monitoring process to ensure all staff are confident in delivering effective teaching should be improved.

Manager Tina Coward said changes which have seen Ofsted inspections become more rigorous affected the rating.

Ofsted said: “Practitioners encourage children to join in with the story and anticipate key events. As a result, children listen with attention and enthusiasm.

“However, teaching across the nursery is inconsistent and this means not all children benefit from high quality interactions and support.”

The nursery, which opened in 2007, has 15 staff who care for 63 children aged eight months to five years.

Mrs Coward said: “The Ofsted criteria has gone up which now makes it much harder to get ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

“The inspector found some areas which needed to make improvements and we have formed an action plan to work on those areas.

“We will be having another inspection next year and we believe we will get our ‘good’ rating back.”

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