A BOURNEMOUTH nursery has been praised for its improvement after progressing from ‘inadequate’ to ‘requires improvement’ in six months.

Dean Park Day Nursery on Cavendish Road, Bournemouth latest inspection was released this week after receiving a damning report earlier this year.

The nursery was rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in February after inspectors found children’s safety to be at risk 'because of staff’s limited knowledge of safeguarding’.

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Although, a follow-up inspection in July, released this week, found that ‘all staff have a good understanding of their responsibilities in keeping children safe’.

It added that leaders, managers, and staff have worked together to make positive improvements in the nursery since the last inspection.

However, the education watchdog commented that ‘staff plan activities that exceed children’s abilities’, impacting their attitude to learn.

Inspectors also found that staff do not review children’s learning frequently enough and do not set new goals to extend children’s learning.

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Director of nurseries at Dean Park, Christine Pouncett, said: “While it is heartening that Ofsted has acknowledged the significant transformation at Dean Park Nursery since the last inspection, we are naturally disappointed with the grade in what is a very positive report.”

Commenting on the report’s areas for improvement she said: “We have invested heavily in recruiting high-quality staff and in building strong morale within the nursery, which is reflected in the quality of care provided for the children and the strong relationships built with parents.

“We understand children learn at different rates and in activities, some may need more support than others.

“Our new nursery manager Rachel Zito has brought her extensive experience in the sector to form a new, highly qualified team who put children’s care, safety, and development at the forefront of all activities.

“She has also introduced robust reporting to parents to ensure they are kept up to date with their child’s progress.

“We are very confident in the quality of our delivery and will continue to build on the incredible progress to date and look forward to welcoming Ofsted back as we strive to be recognised as an outstanding provider.”