A nursery has closed after “significant weaknesses” in leadership prompted “enforcement action” to be taken by the education watchdog.

Bury and Whitefield Jewish Private Nursery on Parr Lane in Unsworth is shut after regulator Ofsted received a complaint about the quality of childcare provision at the service.

According to Ofsted, the nursery requested to be taken off the list of registered childcare providers in August after the regulator served a welfare requirements notice.

The watchdog published a letter to the nursery to say it must meet a serious of action to be compliant with the statutory framework for earlier years foundation stage, including ensuring a named deputy is in place in the manager's absence.

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It also told the nursery it must provide training to staff to ensure they can offer quality learning experiences for children, especially those with additional needs.

In August, Ofsted inspectors also gave the nursery an overall rating of "inadequate" after they found “significant weaknesses in leadership and management” which compromised children's safety."

In its most recent letter to the nursery, published on Thursday, September 7, an Ofsted spokesman wrote: “On August 24, 2023 the provider notified us of their wish to resign their registration.

“Due to this we were unable to monitor the actions set prior to them resigning. They are no longer a registered childcare provider.”

In its final inspection before closure, Ofsted found a "lack of oversight from the provider and a failure to ensure a management team is in place, results in the unsafe and inefficient running of this nursery".

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The report added: “Due to low staffing, the children are occasionally cared for together in one room.

"The provider has not ensured that staff are trained to meet the individual needs of the children."

The provider was given an overall rating of "good" at its previous inspection in July 2019 and held a rating of "requires improvement" in 2018.

Attempts have been made to contact the nursery about the situation.