Nursery temporarily closed by Ofsted over safeguarding concerns

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Blackberry Bush Nursery in Leicestershire, one of seven settings owned by Bush Babies Children’s Nurseries, has had its registration suspended by Ofsted.

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Ofsted is currently investigating the Bush Babies Children's Nursery in Countesthorpe

A spokesperson for the inspectorate said, ‘Ofsted has carried out an inspection at this setting. It was found to be inadequate in relation to safeguarding and child protection processes. The setting is now suspended whilst an investigation take places.’

The 54-place nursery was previously rated as good by inspectors in January 2011.

A spokesperson for the nursery said, ‘This issue relates to an ex member of staff who no longer works for Bush Babies Children’s Nurseries.

‘We are fully co-operating with Ofsted and other agencies during their investigations and we continue to be committed to supporting our children and parents. Staff and their key children have been relocated across our nursery group.’

The Leicestershire based nursery group also has settings in Blaby, Glen Parva, Thurmaston, Oadby, Wigston and Magna.