Monday, 6 January 2014

Nursery opens at former Tommys building

A NURSERY has opened at the site of a former childcare provider in Warwick Road, Knowle.

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Blue Giraffe Child Care opened at the building used until September by Tommy Nursery School in Warwick Road.

That nursery shut because owners said it did not have enough available staff and business had been hit by its “inadequate” Ofsted rating.

The new nursery is under new management and ownership and has been refurbished.

Tommys was rated inadequate – the worst possible rating – by education inspectorate Ofsted in February, compared to good in 2011.

Ofsted said activities are “limited”, staff have a “poor awareness” of learning, some children who are “upset, play alone and do not learn effectively”.

The nursery said some parents left before the results of a September 25 re-inspection was published.

When published in November, this praised improvements and moved its overall rating to “satisfactory”.