Weston nursery swaps inadequate Ofsted rating for 'good' in all areas

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 April 2015

Staff and children at Little Angels Nursery, Orchard Street.

Staff and children at Little Angels Nursery, Orchard Street.

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A WESTON nursery which was deemed inadequate by inspectors at the end of last year has been turned around in the past six months to earn a new rating of good.

Little Angels nursery in Orchard Street opened in August 2014 but when it was inspected by education watchdog Ofsted last October it was judged as inadequate.

But, six months on, the nursery has been working alongside North Somerset Council and its most recent in inspection has judged it as good in all areas.

The nursery’s owner, Kelly Jones, said: “We are really pleased, it’s really good. It has been difficult but it’s a big relief.

“We have had the council come in to help us quite a lot and we have had an action plan to follow but we have done all of that. They have come in and helped us train staff.”

The report praised the nursery for its welcoming environment, and said: “Children are confident because they are familiar with routines and expectations.

“Staff provide a welcoming and stimulating environment with a good range of resources.

“The learning environment has been carefully organised to provide children with exciting experiences.”

The previous inspector criticised the nursery for a lack of communication with parents, but the latest report said partnerships with parents are now good.

Kelly said: “We have got a Bulgarian member of staff who helps with our Bulgarian children and translates for us with parents and children. Ofsted really liked that because we had a language barrier before but it’s gone now.

“We have also got a Polish member of staff and have just taken on a Romanian nursery worker.

“It helps with the children too because they speak multiple languages so our staff can translate.

“We also let parents come in and play with children for a while if they want.”

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