Top Portsmouth nursery puts safety first

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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Delight as nursery is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted once again

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THE boss of a nursery has stressed the importance of constant staff and health and safety checks as new statistics show more than a fifth of nurseries and childminders are not good at keeping children safe.

Ofsted statistics show 19 per cent were rated satisfactory for safeguarding - the extent to which children feel, and are kept, safe - between April and June, and three per cent were rated inadequate.

Hannah Povey is the manager of Little Peoples Nursery in Drayton, where staff have regular training and the premises are scrutinised to ensure children are not at risk.

She said: ‘Our main concern is that children are safe, which ranges from their environment to the people looking after them.

‘We even invite parents to inspect the premises and suggest how they feel safety can be improved.

‘Safeguarding is something we constantly review and we were delighted to get excellent feedback from Ofsted.’