'Inadequate' Tender Care Daycare Centre in West Croydon condemned for failing to keep children safe
Inspectors have condemned a nursery for failing to keep children safe.
Broken toys, trip hazards and an unsecured ladder were among risks highlighted in Ofsted's report on Tender Care Daycare Centre in West Croydon.
The education watchdog brought forward an inspection of the Oakfield Road nursery, which it has branded inadequate after concerns were raised about the "suitability and safety of the premises and supervision of the children".
During a visit in July inspector Debra Davey found the nursery was not complying with its statutory requirements to safeguard children.
She said: "Not all areas of the building are safe for children to use, resources are of poor quality and some are broken, and risk assessments do not minimise all risks to children.
"Consequently, children's safety is compromised and children do not make the best possible progress."
The report said risk assessments had failed to pick upon on threats to children, including an unlocked chest freezer, broken and dirty equipment and a hallway and stairs "in a poor state of repair".
It added poor resources meant children did not develop some important skills and older pupils were not challenged.
She graded the nursery inadequate overall.
But Ms Davey highlighted some strengths, noting children enjoyed being around staff and had regular opportunities for physical activity.
The nursery refused to comment.
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