The Padiham nursery which closed after Ofsted inspectors deemed it ‘unsuitable’ for sale with a price tag of £ 400,000

Ofsted confirmed yesterday that Victoria’s Nursery in Padiham has closed for good.

A spokesperson for the government agency said: “The supplier decided to close the nursery with immediate effect during a re-inspection we undertook in November.

“The supplier is no longer registered with Ofsted.”

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The now closed Victoria’s Nursery in Padiham is for sale for £ 399,950

The Burnley Road building is now on the market with Ilkley-based business transfer agents Alan J Picken for £ 399,950.

The property includes all fixtures, fittings and equipment that can accommodate up to 36 children from birth to age five. The agent says the building has bright and colorful playrooms and outdoor play areas with modern amenities.

A pink double-decker bus, which former owner Kerry Driver bought earlier this year, is also for sale through separate negotiation.

The nursery was ordered to close for two weeks last month by Ofsted after an inspection found it “inadequate”.

The Burnley Road Nursery was inspected on September 20 and inspectors took enforcement action by issuing a welfare requirements notice, forcing it to close. A deadline of October 8 has been set for improvements.

It then reopened after the team worked on the closure to make the improvements.

But inspectors said “weak leadership and an unacceptable standard of care” resulted in the setting failing to provide children with a good level of education.

The leadership and management of the nursery was found to be inadequate and the report stated that the owner, who was also the manager, did not have “a sufficient understanding of how to meet the learning and development or safeguarding requirements. and welfare of the early childhood foundation. stage.’

The report says that due to the lack of staff on the premises to meet the needs of the children, the environment is “disorganized, chaotic and noisy”, with significant weaknesses that do not promote children’s learning or their well-being. be emotional.

Dora W. Clawson