Colwick Day Nursery Branded As ‘Inadequate’

A Day nursery has again been given the lowest rating by inspectors from Ofsted. Bright Future, in Vale Road, Colwick, was given an “inadequate” rating by the education watchdog after a visit on September 24.

It was previously given the grade when the nursery was put in special measures in February 2006.

After further inspections in September last year and in March and May this year, Ofsted repeated its judgment.

Nursery management complained in August about the May inspection report, claiming problems had been exaggerated.

In the latest report, inspectors said children’s health was usually supported well. But the nursery had breached regulation by giving Calpol, a medicine for children, without parents’ written permission.

An inspector also noted that risk assessments were carried out by staff at the start of the day.

But they also identified two risks to children during the inspection, including an uncovered plug socket and water spilt on the floor.

Staff were seen to be generally welcoming and warm but, due to a high turnover, the report said children had limited opportunities to build secure relationships with them.

The report noted that parents were mostly supportive of the care provided for their children, but recorded one complaint by a parent against the nursery.

The report said the nursery had “not made all the improvements required in order for the nursery to meet the national standards.”