A Nursery in Twickenham has dropped from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’ in its latest Ofsted report.

Little Stars Day Nursery in Hanworth Road requires improvement across the board, according to the inspector, who found teaching was not consistent.

The report’s key findings state that the quality of teaching is “variable”, the systems for monitoring staff are “not fully effective”, staff do not “consistently help children to understand that some behaviours are unacceptable” or that they have consequences.

The inspector found staff did not consistently use their knowledge of the children to create challenging activities for them.

That said, inspectors found the newly appointed manager and her deputy are starting to “address necessary improvements”, adding more frequent staff appraisals.

Staff were found to “supervise children effectively” and “support them to feel emotionally secure”.

The nursery is clean and “very well maintained”, while offering a “very good selection” of resources.

The report states: “Parents and grandparents speak very highly of the staff and the care they provide.

“They especially appreciate the welcoming environment, the smooth transition as children change rooms and the support they receive through personal difficulties.”

Little Stars also has excellent reviews on Daynurseries.co.uk, described today (February 13) as an “amazing nursery” with “welcoming and professional” staff.

Nearly 100 per cent of reviewers said they were “extremely likely” to recommend the nursery.

To improve, inspector Hayley Lapworth advised the nursery to monitor teaching and planning more to “ensure all children are consistently involved in challenging activities”.

She said children’s behaviour must be managed properly so they understand that some behaviours are unacceptable and have consequences.

Little Stars manager Jessica Wright said: “Our nursery was judged overall to be within the category of ‘requires improvement’.

“Having said that, the inspectors found much positive strength within the nursery and were satisfied ‘the newly appointed manager and her deputy are beginning to address necessary improvements that they and their early year’s adviser have identified’.

“However, it must be said that all staff at the nursery are committed to providing the best education in a positive environment where all children at Little Stars are supported to reach their potential.

“With the publication of the report, now is the time to look forward to a brighter and greater future, and we are looking forward to our next inspection.

“We hope that everyone will continue to support us with this aim.”