Staff at a nursery have “worked extremely hard” to make improvements after Ofsted deemed that the children’s safety was at risk earlier this year.

Cricket Nursery, in Lower Road, Harrow, re-opened in September with a new management team after an inspection report released in May rated the nursery “inadequate” in all areas.

The report noted: “The provider does not have effective systems to ensure that there is at least one person who has a current paediatric first-aid qualification on the premises at all times.

“The provider does not ensure that all staff can follow emergency fire evacuations, which puts children at further risk.”

However, the new management team have since introduced new learning resources and furniture and also recruited new staff.

The latest Ofsted report published in last month shows that the nursery has turned things around with a new “outstanding” score.

Neetha Madrira, manager at the 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 closure earlier this year was a “huge shock” to the Harrow-based school especially parents, leading them to question the safety of their children in such an “inadequate” environment and the ability to receive proper education.

However, inspectors praised the new quality of teaching, learning and assessment of the children.

Cricket Nursery will be holding open days on January 9 and 11. For more information, visit: