A nursery offering a “buffet-style” lunch of crisps, buttered bread and mini sausages has been branded “inadequate” by inspectors.
Sweet Pea Nursery failed to ensure that food given to children was healthy, balanced and nutritious, according to a report by the regulator Ofsted.
The findings of the inspection by Tracey Dawson said: “Staff do not provide children with healthy, balanced and nutritious food at mealtimes.
“For example, at lunchtime, staff lay out crisps, buttered bread, mini sausages and other ‘buffet’ style foods on a side table and encourage children to help themselves.”
The nursery in Whittlesey, Cambs., was rated “inadequate” in all categories after inspectors visited it on June 25 this year.
The regulator also criticised the quality of teaching, which was deemed “weak”, and said staff supervision was “not effective”.
However, the staff were found to “manage children’s behaviour well” and “form close relationships with parents.”
The report added: “Parents say they are happy with the service they receive.”
Sweet Pea Nursery has been contacted for comment.
Since you are here
Since you are here, we wanted to ask for your help.
Journalism in Britain is under threat. The government is becoming increasingly authoritarian and our media is run by a handful of billionaires, most of whom reside overseas and all of them have strong political allegiances and financial motivations.
Our mission is to hold the powerful to account. It is vital that free media is allowed to exist to expose hypocrisy, corruption, wrongdoing and abuse of power. But we can't do it without you.
If you can afford to contribute a small donation to the site it will help us to continue our work in the best interests of the public. We only ask you to donate what you can afford, with an option to cancel your subscription at any point.
To donate or subscribe to The London Economic, click here.
The TLE shop is also now open, with all profits going to supporting our work.
The shop can be found here.
You can also SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER .