Ofsted visited us again on the 28th August 2019 for our re-inspection and it was a very positive inspection. The outcome remains confidential until the report is published in approximately 2 weeks time.
Ofsted Inspection 16th April 2019
We had an Ofsted inspection 16th April 2019. It certainly was not a positive experience! We were graded good in teaching and learning and good for outcomes for the children and the findings are very positive. It states all our children are happy, confident and well behaved. It also states we recognise gaps in children’s development quickly and act on them and work well in partnership with other professionals with children with extra needs.
We were graded inadequate for safeguarding. We have no issues with our safeguarding procedures on a day to day basis. We have never had any issues or any complaints regarding the safeguarding of any of our children.
We passed an audit on safeguarding from Sheffield City Council Safeguarding Early Yars Team which was done because of our rating with flying colours on the 25th June 2019.
We have worked very hard on training staff to be able to present safeguarding information to other professionals including Ofsted as this was the crux of the problem. The Ofsted inspector was at the very least 'over zealous' in the way she interacted with the staff and was not aware of how Sheffield City Council deal with allegations against people who work with children, which certainly did not help the inspection along. She also asked my staff some convoluted questions which were difficult to deal with. On the whole it was a very negative inspection and some aspects of it were not the usual professional standard we have come to expect from Ofsted.
Any issues regarding the safety of the children in our care are dealt with swiftly and with the utmost importance. We are a team of experienced mature staff and it is well within our capabilities of dealing with safeguarding issues.
Please feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or issues regarding safeguarding so you can be sure we do not have any problems with this area. If yout visit nursery I can fully explain safeguarding and how we deal with it.