We were inspected on 23rd August and received a ‘Good’ outcome. Three weeks later we had a brought forward inspection (we offered a child milk that was milk intolerant, we had the correct paperwork but it was overlooked on this occasion the first time in 11 years of operating)
The inspector told us at feed back, “You are a good nursery you are not inadequate and I’m going to keep you at that”. Three weeks later it was our EYIO that contacted us to tell us we were ‘Inadequate’ it had been changed at QI stage, we were flabbergasted. Our funding was stopped for new children.
We complained but it was not upheld.
Ofsted’s monitoring guidance said we should have received a monitoring visit with in 24 hrs of the actionable date because it was a welfare action and a second with in three months of the inspection. We haven’t had either.
If we don’t have an inspection by March to raise our outcome our local authority will pull all our funded children out although we still have a Good (2) for the learning element but a 4 for the management and welfare.
The nearest nursery to us is 2.4 miles away how can that possibly be in the best interests of the two year funded children?! AND 3 & 4yr old funded children – plus working parents – to have to travel with our without a car to access nursery care?
Deborah, Merseybank Nursery
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