A Great Harwood nursery which was rated inadequate by Ofsted last year has quickly redeemed itself and been rated good in its latest inspection.

Elms Private Day Nursery, in Lowerfold Road, was inspected on February 19 and rated good in all areas having been rated inadequate overall at their last inspection in October.

Previously, Ofsted highlighted issues with a leaking roof, staff members’ DBS checks, and hazards in the children’s play area.

Inspectors said the manager has work hard to “swiftly address” the concerns, adding: “Children are able to play in a safe and secure environment.

“Staff implement effective risk assessments, and everyone understands their role in keeping children safe.”

The report continued: “The children clearly enjoy the time they spend in this homely and welcoming nursery. The friendly and nurturing staff build positive relationships with children and swiftly attend to their needs.

“The manager and her team have constructed a curriculum that centres around the children’s interests and their next steps for learning.

“Children understand behavioural expectations, such as the ‘golden rules’, which staff consistently apply, providing gentle reminders when needed.”

Regarding the nursery’s manager, the report said: “The manager is passionate and dedicated. She leads a team of staff who are enthusiastic and committed to building on their skills.

“Staff benefit from regular meetings, observations of their practice, and frequent training opportunities.

“Staff have developed effective partnerships with other professionals. These help to provide a consistent approach to meeting children’s needs, particularly those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.”

To improve further, inspectors said the nursery should review and adapt the organisation of transitions throughout the day to ensure that children remain consistently engaged with their play and learning.

They added staff should model their language correctly, so children hear the correct pronunciation of words, and to give children time to think and respond to the questions asked.

Kathy Haworth, manager of The Elms, said: "The inspection went really well. They were very thorough. They could see we made all the changes that were requested from the inspection in October.

"We're really pleased. She [the inspector] was really good and very fair. She didn't leave a stone unturned.

"We've made all the changes and now we're a good nursery. Well in my opinion we're outstanding!"

The nursery cares for children up to the age of four and currently has 34 children on its roll.

The next inspection is expected to be some time within the next six years.