OFSTED inspectors have said a Worcestershire nursery "requires improvement."

Inspectors deemed Clifton-Upon-Teme nursery as requiring improvement in every area of the inspection: Quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management.

The report found that there were weaknesses in teaching at the nursery and that, because of this, children were often failing to show sustained levels of engagement during activities. 

Children's behaviour was also consistently found not to be good. 

Ofsted's report said: "Children too often snatch toys, push each other, and do not show enough care and concern for others' feelings."

The report said, since the inspection, a newly recruited manager has identified and is working to amend these weaknesses.

Ofsted said the nursery needed to implement systems to tackle staff's under-performance, improve staff supervision to raise the quality of teaching and improve the educational programme for children's personal, social and emotional development 

To improve the nursery even further, Ofsted inspectors recommend an increase in the opportunities for children to learn about diversity and communities beyond their own experience to further develop their understanding of the world.

Catherine Mawston, chair of trustees at Clifton-Upon-Teme nursery, said: "The Nursery has gone through a series of changes of leadership and whilst improvements have been made, we are aware that a very small setting, that is a charitable organisation run for the local community, can find it difficult to always satisfy inspectors who only visit for one day.

"We are pleased that the inspector observed that 'the new manager is highly motivated and diligent.'

"There are many positive comments about the safe and inviting space and children being warmly welcomed.

"We are pleased that the parents reported that 'their children are happy and settled' and the staff communicate effectively to keep them up-to-date with their children’s progress.

"The Inspector observed that safeguarding measures were effective and 'staff have a good understanding of child protection and safeguarding issues.'"

Ms Mawston added: "The manager has produced a robust action plan to address the matters that require improvement."