Wiltshire

Little Angels Nursery in Calne to stay shut during inquiry

Little Angels Nursery sign
Image caption The nursery said it is "fully-co-operating" with the police investigation

A children's nursery in Wiltshire will remain closed while a police investigation is under way.

In August Ofsted officials suspended the registration of Little Angels Nursery in Calne until 25 September after a 37-year-old woman was arrested.

Wiltshire Police said the woman, who has not been charged, remains on bail.

The nature of the investigation has not been revealed but Ofsted said the registration would remain suspended while police inquiries remain active.

Image caption The Ofsted notice was place on the gates of the nursery in Curzon Street

An Ofsted notice on the nursery's gates, posted in August, said it was investigating "our belief that a child may be exposed to a risk of harm".

At the time a statement from owner Rachel Cartmell, who was not the woman arrested, said she and the nursery staff were "fully co-operating with the police" during the investigation.

The nursery was given a rating of "good" at the time of its last inspection.

Seventy-eight children attend the nursery whose nine staff working with the children had all "undergone appropriate vetting to check their suitability to work with children", according to May's Ofsted inspection report.

It said staff promoted "children's personal, social and emotional development effectively" and that children behaved well.

Ofsted said the owner/manager had implemented "robust recruitment processes" which ensured staff were able to show "strong knowledge and awareness of the policies and procedures for safeguarding children's welfare and are well trained to deal with safeguarding concerns".

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