Nursery challenges 'inadequate' Ofsted rating

Cheryl Dibbin and her son Nico Dibbin in July with the letter from Wilsden Nursery stating that Nico couldn't attend the nursery for the rest of the term

LETTER: Cheryl Dibbin and her son Nico with the letter from the nursery

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

A NURSERY says it will challenge the results of an inspection that saw it downgraded from "good" to "inadequate" based on safeguarding issues.

Ofsted inspectors visited Wilsden Village Nursery in July, and released their findings yesterday. It found that managers did not always respond to child safety concerns "in a timely and appropriate way," that leadership was poor and that "children are not always dependably safeguarded."

However, the voluntary committee that runs the nursery has already challenged the report.

The inspection came about when Cheryl Dibbin contacted Ofsted after her son Nico, who attended the nursery last year, told her he had been grabbed by the wrist by a member of staff after throwing a cup. She contacted the body because she felt the nursery had failed to properly handle her complaints.

The report found that the nursery, based at the village hall, had breached safeguarding requirements in dealing with the issue.

Shortly before the end of the summer term, Mrs Dibbin was told Nico, 4, would not be allowed back at the nursery for the rest of the term because his family had "breached confidentiality" by discussing the incident.

On her complaint, the report says: "Management had failed to respond to this allegation immediately. The appropriate authorities were not informed in a timely fashion. The nursery has a clear safeguarding policy and procedure in place, however this was not implemented effectively on this occasion."

It also says: "Arrangements for safeguarding children are insufficient. This is a result of staff's weak knowledge of child protection and procedures to safeguard children."

However it also says that the premises were kept safe, that children were supported well, and the majority of parents were happy with the services.

At the last Ofsted inspection in September 2013, the nursery was rated good.

Mrs Dibbin, who had received criticism from some of the public for contacting Ofsted since the T&A first ran her story, feels the report vindicated her decision: "I think this is terrible for a nursery that has been operating that long. Things like child safeguarding are the basics, and is the most important thing for parents. Other parents need to be aware of this. I felt that when I raised this issue with the nursery didn't take me seriously."

Ofsted says that to improve, the nursery has to make sure staff, including management, have up to date safeguarding knowledge so they can respond in a timely way to child safety concerns.

A spokesman for the nursery said: "We are challenging the report and the outcomes, therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment further during the complaints process.

We remain committed to providing high quality education and care for all of our children."

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10:04am Thu 4 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

Jeez some chav cant teach her kid decent manners and all hell breaks loose. Sad reflection on the parent over weaning bureaucracy and the papers news values. Tomorrows chip paper.
Jeez some chav cant teach her kid decent manners and all hell breaks loose. Sad reflection on the parent over weaning bureaucracy and the papers news values. Tomorrows chip paper. whisky1
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10:50am Thu 4 Sep 14

Albion. says...

"The inspection came about when Cheryl Dibbin contacted Ofsted after her son Nico, who attended the nursery last year, told her he had been grabbed by the wrist by a member of staff after throwing a cup."

He got off lightly if that's true.
"The inspection came about when Cheryl Dibbin contacted Ofsted after her son Nico, who attended the nursery last year, told her he had been grabbed by the wrist by a member of staff after throwing a cup." He got off lightly if that's true. Albion.
  • Score: 2

11:17am Thu 4 Sep 14

Nellie31 says...

This is rubbish my children went here it's a fantastic nursery and fabulous staff, obviously someone here has nothing better to do but complain about silly little things, if it's that bad and they were concerned about the welfare of the child why didn't they stop the child from going!!!!!
This is rubbish my children went here it's a fantastic nursery and fabulous staff, obviously someone here has nothing better to do but complain about silly little things, if it's that bad and they were concerned about the welfare of the child why didn't they stop the child from going!!!!! Nellie31
  • Score: -22

11:44am Thu 4 Sep 14

elland road says...

There must be more going wrong inside the nursery Ofsted would not down grade the nursery to inadequate just for this,
There must be more going wrong inside the nursery Ofsted would not down grade the nursery to inadequate just for this, elland road
  • Score: 44

12:01pm Thu 4 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

That is pure conjecture Elland Rd..the previous inspection suggests not. Watch what you say unless you want a Libel writ. A pseudonym/anonymity on here will not protect you. As the previous poster correctly highlights she was so concerned she complained about the childs place being REMOVED. Storm in a tea cup and a pathetic vendetta.
That is pure conjecture Elland Rd..the previous inspection suggests not. Watch what you say unless you want a Libel writ. A pseudonym/anonymity on here will not protect you. As the previous poster correctly highlights she was so concerned she complained about the childs place being REMOVED. Storm in a tea cup and a pathetic vendetta. whisky1
  • Score: -32

12:15pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

Here we go again !!!! A parent has no influence over an Ofsted inspectors findings. Ofsted report what they find, nothing more, nothing less
Here we go again !!!! A parent has no influence over an Ofsted inspectors findings. Ofsted report what they find, nothing more, nothing less Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: 0

12:24pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

People would be better revisiting the reports, a downgrade is purely not because one parent has complained ! It's states lack of knowledge around reporting issues, not following own procedures etc. if you work in an area that is governed by legislation and reporting procedures - it's simple follow them
People would be better revisiting the reports, a downgrade is purely not because one parent has complained ! It's states lack of knowledge around reporting issues, not following own procedures etc. if you work in an area that is governed by legislation and reporting procedures - it's simple follow them Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: -11

12:35pm Thu 4 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

Sigh - time to move on maybe?
Sigh - time to move on maybe? MarkPullen
  • Score: -27

12:35pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Spec0071 says...

Both of my children went there the first who is now 10 had a good experience there and was well looked after but my son was not he went from being nearly 3 and all we got from staff was he can't do this or that he doesn't walk properly he doesn't mix with other children after many visits and a lot of anger from myself and my wife I was glad he was going to primary school in which he is thriving . I put it down to government targets which they had what's more annoying he didn't have to go to nursery we paid for the service close the nursery down. Cqc have other reports on the nursery and they ain't good
Both of my children went there the first who is now 10 had a good experience there and was well looked after but my son was not he went from being nearly 3 and all we got from staff was he can't do this or that he doesn't walk properly he doesn't mix with other children after many visits and a lot of anger from myself and my wife I was glad he was going to primary school in which he is thriving . I put it down to government targets which they had what's more annoying he didn't have to go to nursery we paid for the service close the nursery down. Cqc have other reports on the nursery and they ain't good Spec0071
  • Score: 26

1:08pm Thu 4 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

Spec0071 wrote:
Both of my children went there the first who is now 10 had a good experience there and was well looked after but my son was not he went from being nearly 3 and all we got from staff was he can't do this or that he doesn't walk properly he doesn't mix with other children after many visits and a lot of anger from myself and my wife I was glad he was going to primary school in which he is thriving . I put it down to government targets which they had what's more annoying he didn't have to go to nursery we paid for the service close the nursery down. Cqc have other reports on the nursery and they ain't good
Can we have your next post in English please. I am not surprised your kid struggles given your inadequate command of your native language.
[quote][p][bold]Spec0071[/bold] wrote: Both of my children went there the first who is now 10 had a good experience there and was well looked after but my son was not he went from being nearly 3 and all we got from staff was he can't do this or that he doesn't walk properly he doesn't mix with other children after many visits and a lot of anger from myself and my wife I was glad he was going to primary school in which he is thriving . I put it down to government targets which they had what's more annoying he didn't have to go to nursery we paid for the service close the nursery down. Cqc have other reports on the nursery and they ain't good[/p][/quote]Can we have your next post in English please. I am not surprised your kid struggles given your inadequate command of your native language. whisky1
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1:10pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

I agree - my daughter aged 10 had a wonderful experience at this nursery and I couldn't praise it enough ! Sadly this is not the case now
I agree - my daughter aged 10 had a wonderful experience at this nursery and I couldn't praise it enough ! Sadly this is not the case now Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: 30

1:11pm Thu 4 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

Riddlesden righteous wrote:
People would be better revisiting the reports, a downgrade is purely not because one parent has complained ! It's states lack of knowledge around reporting issues, not following own procedures etc. if you work in an area that is governed by legislation and reporting procedures - it's simple follow them
Back again to expose yourself and your child to public ridicule. How sad.
[quote][p][bold]Riddlesden righteous[/bold] wrote: People would be better revisiting the reports, a downgrade is purely not because one parent has complained ! It's states lack of knowledge around reporting issues, not following own procedures etc. if you work in an area that is governed by legislation and reporting procedures - it's simple follow them[/p][/quote]Back again to expose yourself and your child to public ridicule. How sad. whisky1
  • Score: -11

1:44pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

Raising awareness is not sad ! Back again with your opinion when you know very little about the whole incident
Raising awareness is not sad ! Back again with your opinion when you know very little about the whole incident Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: 32

1:50pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Spec0071 says...

Whisky1 my kid doesn't struggle but you obviously do,keep drinking the spirits,every comment you make is to troll somebody you need banning from making comments.
Whisky1 my kid doesn't struggle but you obviously do,keep drinking the spirits,every comment you make is to troll somebody you need banning from making comments. Spec0071
  • Score: 30

1:59pm Thu 4 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

Riddlesden righteous wrote:
Raising awareness is not sad ! Back again with your opinion when you know very little about the whole incident
Word of advice. Spend a bit more time teaching your kid manners and less on making trouble for others. Its a more effective and worthwhile use of your time.
[quote][p][bold]Riddlesden righteous[/bold] wrote: Raising awareness is not sad ! Back again with your opinion when you know very little about the whole incident[/p][/quote]Word of advice. Spend a bit more time teaching your kid manners and less on making trouble for others. Its a more effective and worthwhile use of your time. whisky1
  • Score: -9

2:00pm Thu 4 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

I seem to recall that some of the issues regarding this story were originally about relatives gossiping and bad-mouthing staff in the village.

This doesn't detract away from the report from OFSTED but I'd be keeping me head down if labelled in this way publicly.
I seem to recall that some of the issues regarding this story were originally about relatives gossiping and bad-mouthing staff in the village. This doesn't detract away from the report from OFSTED but I'd be keeping me head down if labelled in this way publicly. MarkPullen
  • Score: -16

2:03pm Thu 4 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

Spec0071 wrote:
Whisky1 my kid doesn't struggle but you obviously do,keep drinking the spirits,every comment you make is to troll somebody you need banning from making comments.
Sorry its just that your posts are so inarticulate its embarrassing.
[quote][p][bold]Spec0071[/bold] wrote: Whisky1 my kid doesn't struggle but you obviously do,keep drinking the spirits,every comment you make is to troll somebody you need banning from making comments.[/p][/quote]Sorry its just that your posts are so inarticulate its embarrassing. whisky1
  • Score: -12

2:05pm Thu 4 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

whisky1 wrote:
Spec0071 wrote:
Whisky1 my kid doesn't struggle but you obviously do,keep drinking the spirits,every comment you make is to troll somebody you need banning from making comments.
Sorry its just that your posts are so inarticulate its embarrassing.
I keep checking how commas, semi-colons, and full-stops are meant to be used and then have a little game with some posts - it's like a primary school test!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spec0071[/bold] wrote: Whisky1 my kid doesn't struggle but you obviously do,keep drinking the spirits,every comment you make is to troll somebody you need banning from making comments.[/p][/quote]Sorry its just that your posts are so inarticulate its embarrassing.[/p][/quote]I keep checking how commas, semi-colons, and full-stops are meant to be used and then have a little game with some posts - it's like a primary school test! MarkPullen
  • Score: 9

2:17pm Thu 4 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

MarkPullen wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Spec0071 wrote:
Whisky1 my kid doesn't struggle but you obviously do,keep drinking the spirits,every comment you make is to troll somebody you need banning from making comments.
Sorry its just that your posts are so inarticulate its embarrassing.
I keep checking how commas, semi-colons, and full-stops are meant to be used and then have a little game with some posts - it's like a primary school test!
I don't mind open punctuation as a rule myself!.... but those post are beyond the pale.
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spec0071[/bold] wrote: Whisky1 my kid doesn't struggle but you obviously do,keep drinking the spirits,every comment you make is to troll somebody you need banning from making comments.[/p][/quote]Sorry its just that your posts are so inarticulate its embarrassing.[/p][/quote]I keep checking how commas, semi-colons, and full-stops are meant to be used and then have a little game with some posts - it's like a primary school test![/p][/quote]I don't mind open punctuation as a rule myself!.... but those post are beyond the pale. whisky1
  • Score: -7

2:51pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Beckylb says...

My child goes to this nursery and all the staff and teachers are excellent. My child has learning difficulties and they have had so much time for him and have been really helpful and caring. In my opinion the nursery is very good. Rb
My child goes to this nursery and all the staff and teachers are excellent. My child has learning difficulties and they have had so much time for him and have been really helpful and caring. In my opinion the nursery is very good. Rb Beckylb
  • Score: -3

3:43pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

I have no further comments to make but everyone has different experiences and are allowed to voice their own views
I have no further comments to make but everyone has different experiences and are allowed to voice their own views Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: 32

4:52pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Nellie31 wrote:
This is rubbish my children went here it's a fantastic nursery and fabulous staff, obviously someone here has nothing better to do but complain about silly little things, if it's that bad and they were concerned about the welfare of the child why didn't they stop the child from going!!!!!
I wonder if you'd be saying that if it was *YOUR* child that was assaulted?
[quote][p][bold]Nellie31[/bold] wrote: This is rubbish my children went here it's a fantastic nursery and fabulous staff, obviously someone here has nothing better to do but complain about silly little things, if it's that bad and they were concerned about the welfare of the child why didn't they stop the child from going!!!!![/p][/quote]I wonder if you'd be saying that if it was *YOUR* child that was assaulted? Robin of Loxley
  • Score: 13

5:54pm Thu 4 Sep 14

FLB1970 says...

My youngest child attended Wilsden Pre school and has just made the transition to primary school. In the time that my daughter spent there I can only compliment the staff. They were such a good team and so hard working. They were always so supportive.
Our little girl was very happy there and my partner and I had no concerns about the nursery.
I feel it was very much a partnership between the nursery and parents. They always involved us.
We were invited to open days so we could be actively involved and see the day to day running of the nursery. We were very impressed.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to other parents and please don't be put off by some of the comments.
Go and have a look and see for yourself. I can guarantee you will be made to feel welcome.
My youngest child attended Wilsden Pre school and has just made the transition to primary school. In the time that my daughter spent there I can only compliment the staff. They were such a good team and so hard working. They were always so supportive. Our little girl was very happy there and my partner and I had no concerns about the nursery. I feel it was very much a partnership between the nursery and parents. They always involved us. We were invited to open days so we could be actively involved and see the day to day running of the nursery. We were very impressed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to other parents and please don't be put off by some of the comments. Go and have a look and see for yourself. I can guarantee you will be made to feel welcome. FLB1970
  • Score: 1

6:28pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

That's correct on many many occasions, but on this occasion it wasn't ! So let's acknowledge not everyone has the same experience
That's correct on many many occasions, but on this occasion it wasn't ! So let's acknowledge not everyone has the same experience Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Robin of Loxley says...

FLB1970 wrote:
My youngest child attended Wilsden Pre school and has just made the transition to primary school. In the time that my daughter spent there I can only compliment the staff. They were such a good team and so hard working. They were always so supportive.
Our little girl was very happy there and my partner and I had no concerns about the nursery.
I feel it was very much a partnership between the nursery and parents. They always involved us.
We were invited to open days so we could be actively involved and see the day to day running of the nursery. We were very impressed.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to other parents and please don't be put off by some of the comments.
Go and have a look and see for yourself. I can guarantee you will be made to feel welcome.
What a pathetic plug.
[quote][p][bold]FLB1970[/bold] wrote: My youngest child attended Wilsden Pre school and has just made the transition to primary school. In the time that my daughter spent there I can only compliment the staff. They were such a good team and so hard working. They were always so supportive. Our little girl was very happy there and my partner and I had no concerns about the nursery. I feel it was very much a partnership between the nursery and parents. They always involved us. We were invited to open days so we could be actively involved and see the day to day running of the nursery. We were very impressed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this nursery to other parents and please don't be put off by some of the comments. Go and have a look and see for yourself. I can guarantee you will be made to feel welcome.[/p][/quote]What a pathetic plug. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: -6

7:48pm Thu 4 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

Riddlesden righteous wrote:
That's correct on many many occasions, but on this occasion it wasn't ! So let's acknowledge not everyone has the same experience
So much for "I have no further comments to make"!

A feeling of deja vu anybody?
[quote][p][bold]Riddlesden righteous[/bold] wrote: That's correct on many many occasions, but on this occasion it wasn't ! So let's acknowledge not everyone has the same experience[/p][/quote]So much for "I have no further comments to make"! A feeling of deja vu anybody? MarkPullen
  • Score: 0

8:17am Fri 5 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

MarkPullen wrote:
Riddlesden righteous wrote:
That's correct on many many occasions, but on this occasion it wasn't ! So let's acknowledge not everyone has the same experience
So much for "I have no further comments to make"!

A feeling of deja vu anybody?
Shes got to have the last word..it really does put the whole episode into perspective
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riddlesden righteous[/bold] wrote: That's correct on many many occasions, but on this occasion it wasn't ! So let's acknowledge not everyone has the same experience[/p][/quote]So much for "I have no further comments to make"! A feeling of deja vu anybody?[/p][/quote]Shes got to have the last word..it really does put the whole episode into perspective whisky1
  • Score: -11

9:46am Fri 5 Sep 14

the_watcher86 says...

Riddlesden righteous wrote:
That's correct on many many occasions, but on this occasion it wasn't ! So let's acknowledge not everyone has the same experience

Not everyones kids throw cups around and not expect to be diciplined?
Not everyones family then go gossip in the playground about the incident? I mean what did you expect, you cant go around accusing the school of assault and then not expect them to remove your child whilst it gets investigated? Especially when it was reported it was been discussed in the playground.
Riddlesden righteous wrote: That's correct on many many occasions, but on this occasion it wasn't ! So let's acknowledge not everyone has the same experience Not everyones kids throw cups around and not expect to be diciplined? Not everyones family then go gossip in the playground about the incident? I mean what did you expect, you cant go around accusing the school of assault and then not expect them to remove your child whilst it gets investigated? Especially when it was reported it was been discussed in the playground. the_watcher86
  • Score: 11

9:54am Fri 5 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

No my child was not removed by the nursery whilst the incident was investigated , my child was removed once the nursery found out that I had contacted Ofsted !!
No my child was not removed by the nursery whilst the incident was investigated , my child was removed once the nursery found out that I had contacted Ofsted !! Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: 1

9:57am Fri 5 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

Obviously "I have no further comments to make" didn't actually mean "I have no further comments to make"!
Obviously "I have no further comments to make" didn't actually mean "I have no further comments to make"! MarkPullen
  • Score: 6

9:58am Fri 5 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

Re throwing a cup, yes my son was playing with water outside and throw a small plastic cup in to the air !! Not really unusual behaviour for a 4 year old is it !! As for gossip what nonsense, a village community soon notice that a child is suddenly not at a nursery that he has been at for 2.5 years. The nursery in question caused there own gossip by there actions
Re throwing a cup, yes my son was playing with water outside and throw a small plastic cup in to the air !! Not really unusual behaviour for a 4 year old is it !! As for gossip what nonsense, a village community soon notice that a child is suddenly not at a nursery that he has been at for 2.5 years. The nursery in question caused there own gossip by there actions Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: 5

10:05am Fri 5 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

Riddlesden righteous wrote:
Re throwing a cup, yes my son was playing with water outside and throw a small plastic cup in to the air !! Not really unusual behaviour for a 4 year old is it !! As for gossip what nonsense, a village community soon notice that a child is suddenly not at a nursery that he has been at for 2.5 years. The nursery in question caused there own gossip by there actions
Taken from the original KN story (24th July):

"Mrs Dibbin said her mother, Doreen Hinchcliffe, who takes Nico to school, had spoken of the incident in the village, but that calling gossip a breach of confidentiality was going too far."

This clearly indicates that you saw the conversations within the village as being "gossip".

Maybe the KN misquoted you?
[quote][p][bold]Riddlesden righteous[/bold] wrote: Re throwing a cup, yes my son was playing with water outside and throw a small plastic cup in to the air !! Not really unusual behaviour for a 4 year old is it !! As for gossip what nonsense, a village community soon notice that a child is suddenly not at a nursery that he has been at for 2.5 years. The nursery in question caused there own gossip by there actions[/p][/quote]Taken from the original KN story (24th July): "Mrs Dibbin said her mother, Doreen Hinchcliffe, who takes Nico to school, had spoken of the incident in the village, but that calling gossip a breach of confidentiality was going too far." This clearly indicates that you saw the conversations within the village as being "gossip". Maybe the KN misquoted you? MarkPullen
  • Score: 0

10:08am Fri 5 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

MarkPullen wrote:
Obviously "I have no further comments to make" didn't actually mean "I have no further comments to make"!
Her head is spinning she's frothing at the mouth and steam is gushing from her ears
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: Obviously "I have no further comments to make" didn't actually mean "I have no further comments to make"![/p][/quote]Her head is spinning she's frothing at the mouth and steam is gushing from her ears whisky1
  • Score: -6

10:13am Fri 5 Sep 14

elland road says...

MarkPullen wrote:
Riddlesden righteous wrote:
Re throwing a cup, yes my son was playing with water outside and throw a small plastic cup in to the air !! Not really unusual behaviour for a 4 year old is it !! As for gossip what nonsense, a village community soon notice that a child is suddenly not at a nursery that he has been at for 2.5 years. The nursery in question caused there own gossip by there actions
Taken from the original KN story (24th July):

"Mrs Dibbin said her mother, Doreen Hinchcliffe, who takes Nico to school, had spoken of the incident in the village, but that calling gossip a breach of confidentiality was going too far."

This clearly indicates that you saw the conversations within the village as being "gossip".

Maybe the KN misquoted you?
Mark you clearly have too much time on your hands to start searching archives for the past stories. You are diverting from the obvious Ofsted would not downgrade them to that level for gossiping or because a parent complaining to Ofsted they would have to find serious faults when they visited the nursery to downgrade them to the level they are now at.
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riddlesden righteous[/bold] wrote: Re throwing a cup, yes my son was playing with water outside and throw a small plastic cup in to the air !! Not really unusual behaviour for a 4 year old is it !! As for gossip what nonsense, a village community soon notice that a child is suddenly not at a nursery that he has been at for 2.5 years. The nursery in question caused there own gossip by there actions[/p][/quote]Taken from the original KN story (24th July): "Mrs Dibbin said her mother, Doreen Hinchcliffe, who takes Nico to school, had spoken of the incident in the village, but that calling gossip a breach of confidentiality was going too far." This clearly indicates that you saw the conversations within the village as being "gossip". Maybe the KN misquoted you?[/p][/quote]Mark you clearly have too much time on your hands to start searching archives for the past stories. You are diverting from the obvious Ofsted would not downgrade them to that level for gossiping or because a parent complaining to Ofsted they would have to find serious faults when they visited the nursery to downgrade them to the level they are now at. elland road
  • Score: 10

10:15am Fri 5 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

whisky1 wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
Obviously "I have no further comments to make" didn't actually mean "I have no further comments to make"!
Her head is spinning she's frothing at the mouth and steam is gushing from her ears
Her son is no longer at this provider and I sincerely hope he's made new friends and is settling in well.

What is alarming is the ability of Righteous to take the moral high ground and claim to be whiter than white.

Gossip (her word from the original article) is a dangerous tool and is too often used inappropriately and out of proportion.

The best advice would be to now keep her head down and stop highlighting the unprofessional public debate which is being fuelled by the inability to refrain from having another pop.

Let's not forget that these pages are a prime avenue for drawing people out.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: Obviously "I have no further comments to make" didn't actually mean "I have no further comments to make"![/p][/quote]Her head is spinning she's frothing at the mouth and steam is gushing from her ears[/p][/quote]Her son is no longer at this provider and I sincerely hope he's made new friends and is settling in well. What is alarming is the ability of Righteous [sic] to take the moral high ground and claim to be whiter than white. Gossip (her word from the original article) is a dangerous tool and is too often used inappropriately and out of proportion. The best advice would be to now keep her head down and stop highlighting the unprofessional public debate which is being fuelled by the inability to refrain from having another pop. Let's not forget that these pages are a prime avenue for drawing people out. MarkPullen
  • Score: -6

10:18am Fri 5 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

elland road wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
Riddlesden righteous wrote:
Re throwing a cup, yes my son was playing with water outside and throw a small plastic cup in to the air !! Not really unusual behaviour for a 4 year old is it !! As for gossip what nonsense, a village community soon notice that a child is suddenly not at a nursery that he has been at for 2.5 years. The nursery in question caused there own gossip by there actions
Taken from the original KN story (24th July):

"Mrs Dibbin said her mother, Doreen Hinchcliffe, who takes Nico to school, had spoken of the incident in the village, but that calling gossip a breach of confidentiality was going too far."

This clearly indicates that you saw the conversations within the village as being "gossip".

Maybe the KN misquoted you?
Mark you clearly have too much time on your hands to start searching archives for the past stories. You are diverting from the obvious Ofsted would not downgrade them to that level for gossiping or because a parent complaining to Ofsted they would have to find serious faults when they visited the nursery to downgrade them to the level they are now at.
What I do with my time is clearly none of your business but I can confirm that I didn't need to search the archives as I was a participant in the previous story and details were at hand!

I've never attempted to divert the conversation away from the Ofsted outcome but do feel that Righteous would be best advised to move on or, as others have put it, build a bridge.

Maybe the fact that her mother elected to gossip in the village is a prime example of how not to deal with issues. Saying that there are some people to whom gossip is the way of life sadly.
[quote][p][bold]elland road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Riddlesden righteous[/bold] wrote: Re throwing a cup, yes my son was playing with water outside and throw a small plastic cup in to the air !! Not really unusual behaviour for a 4 year old is it !! As for gossip what nonsense, a village community soon notice that a child is suddenly not at a nursery that he has been at for 2.5 years. The nursery in question caused there own gossip by there actions[/p][/quote]Taken from the original KN story (24th July): "Mrs Dibbin said her mother, Doreen Hinchcliffe, who takes Nico to school, had spoken of the incident in the village, but that calling gossip a breach of confidentiality was going too far." This clearly indicates that you saw the conversations within the village as being "gossip". Maybe the KN misquoted you?[/p][/quote]Mark you clearly have too much time on your hands to start searching archives for the past stories. You are diverting from the obvious Ofsted would not downgrade them to that level for gossiping or because a parent complaining to Ofsted they would have to find serious faults when they visited the nursery to downgrade them to the level they are now at.[/p][/quote]What I do with my time is clearly none of your business but I can confirm that I didn't need to search the archives as I was a participant in the previous story and details were at hand! I've never attempted to divert the conversation away from the Ofsted outcome but do feel that Righteous would be best advised to move on or, as others have put it, build a bridge. Maybe the fact that her mother elected to gossip in the village is a prime example of how not to deal with issues. Saying that there are some people to whom gossip is the way of life sadly. MarkPullen
  • Score: -5

10:21am Fri 5 Sep 14

Riddlesden righteous says...

Slightly bored of this now and a busy day ahead so let's all have a lovely day
Slightly bored of this now and a busy day ahead so let's all have a lovely day Riddlesden righteous
  • Score: 6

10:24am Fri 5 Sep 14

MarkPullen says...

Riddlesden righteous wrote:
Slightly bored of this now and a busy day ahead so let's all have a lovely day
Is this another "I have no further comments to make"?
[quote][p][bold]Riddlesden righteous[/bold] wrote: Slightly bored of this now and a busy day ahead so let's all have a lovely day[/p][/quote]Is this another "I have no further comments to make"? MarkPullen
  • Score: -5

10:07pm Wed 10 Sep 14

Wilsden parent says...

Having worked for many years in a variety of childcare settings, and having read the full Ofsted report and from my own recent experience, I would agree that there are areas of concern.
Having worked for many years in a variety of childcare settings, and having read the full Ofsted report and from my own recent experience, I would agree that there are areas of concern. Wilsden parent
  • Score: 1
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