A NURSERY that is part of an award-winning chain has been slammed by the education watchdog. 

Youngsters at Kindred Bournemouth are 'left to wander disengaged'.

Meanwhile, others engage in repetitious play for extended periods of time, with no interaction from staff.

Ofsted inspectors found that staff at the nursery in Kinson Road lacked training and were unaware of which children they were looking after.

The nursery on Kinson Road employs a team of 22 staff, made up of permanent and bank staff.

At the time of the inspection in May this year, there were 165 children on the roll.

Inspectors rated the nursery as ‘inadequate’ having previously given it a 'good' rating in 2016.

They found that babies were generally ‘well-supported’ however, older children were not.

Inspectors found that some children were left to repeatedly play with play dough, which left them bored with a lack of challenges.

Leaders do not provide staff with coaching and support and most employees have not received an induction since joining the nursery, their report stated. 

Ofsted inspectors also found a lack of understanding of safeguarding put children at risk.

Children with special educational needs were also not well supported as a result of staff’s lack of awareness of their needs.

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The nursery, registered in 2013, cares for youngsters between 0 and four years old. 

A spokesperson for Kindred Bournemouth said: "Naturally we feel disheartened by the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection.

“However, we have been working diligently as a team to continue enhancing the quality of care throughout the nursery.

“We have an unwavering commitment to delivering the utmost in high-quality care and education and are confident in our ability to address the recommendations outlined in the Ofsted report. The nursery added that ‘significant enhancements’ have been made throughout the setting, aligning with the report's recommendations.

“One notable change is the appointment of a new, highly experienced management team. “Our nursery is a popular and much-loved setting in the local area, consistently delivering strong performances in all previous Ofsted inspections.

“We eagerly await the return of Ofsted for their forthcoming reinspection and have every reason to believe in a positive outcome."

Kindred Bournemouth is part of the chain, Kindred Nurseries, which were awarded ‘Nursery Group of the Year’ in 2022 by Nursery World Awards.

The company was also awarded ‘Group Over 10 Settings’ in the same year by the National Nursery Awards.