A previously-struggling nursery has been praised by Ofsted in its latest report following a remarkable turnaround.

Cricket Nursery, in Harrow, was previously deemed ‘Inadequate’ in all areas by the standards’ authority and was facing serious questions.

But an upturn in fortunes, overseen by new management, has seen its rating rise to ‘Good’ overall, with two sectors considered ‘Outstanding’.

Neetha Madrira, manager at Cricket Nursery, said: “We have worked extremely hard to create a home away from home environment for every child in our care.

“We ensure that all of our staff are in possession of an enhanced DBS, trained in Paediatric First Aid and up to date on the latest Safeguarding procedures.

“At Cricket Nursery we work in close partnership with parents and provide high quality care for our children. It was wonderful that this was recognised by Ofsted and highlighted in their latest report.”

The nursery now has electronic learning journals, embedded planning procedures for individual children and has put great emphasis on its quality of care and learning.

It hopes to continue to perform going forward and its team is pleased to have been able to inject a “new lease of life” into the facility.