Ofsted has published a highly critical report on the Strawberry Babybubs Nursery in Bermondsey.

Inspectors visited the nursery, which is situated near St James’s Church, in July and awarded it the lowest possible rating of 4 which means ‘inadequate’.

Most significantly, the inspectors found that the nursery’s management had not obtained criminal record checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service for all members of staff.

The report said:

Management has not obtained necessary checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service for some members of staff. This is a breach of the safeguarding and welfare requirements, which places children at risk. It means the requirements of the Childcare Register are not met either. Management does not routinely obtain written references for staff as part of background checks about their suitability to work with children.

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