Nursery is no longer ‘good’, says Ofsted

A nursery in Keelby has been rated ‘satisfactory’ after an Ofsted inspection.

Rascals, based at Keelby Village Hall, had previously been rated ‘good’ by inspectors in 2009.

The latest report praised the nursery for promoting children’s natural curiosity as learners and providing parents opportunities to become involved in their children’s learning.

The report said: “The setting works closely with local schools to ease the transition process for children.

“Pre-visits introduce children to their new classroom and teacher, enabling them to develop confidence when they move to their new setting.”

But Rascals was criticised by inspectors who said a ‘small minority’ of children were not being fully supported and staff are not always fully effective.

The report stated: Staff do not consistently discuss and explain to children why their behaviour and actions are not always appropriate, to help them to fully learn from the experience.”

Rascals owner Sally MacFarlane told the Rasen Mail: “We’ve had some very positive comments made to us and we’re going to strive forward ready for our next inspection.”