A HALESOWEN day nursery that was declared inadequate back in November has turned matters around.

The Tiger Lily Day Nursery, in Lutley Lane, has now restored itself back to a good grading following a recent impromptu visit by Ofsted inspectors.

Having originally been given a good grading, the Tiger Lily was told it requires improvement, before being branded inadequate.

Managing director Charlotte Moseley admitted a huge sigh of relief after the recent inspection, and said everyone involved felt vindicated as a result of their latest grading.

But she revealed the inadequate grading had hit morale hard, with several staff and parents leaving the nursery.

She said: “It was down to a couple of safeguarding issues and inconsistencies as to the interaction. Since then, we have strived to make significant improvements.

“The staff have been fantastic and shown commitment to training and development. They have brought in new ideas, enthusiasm and passion to their roles.”

Charlotte also thanked the parents who stuck by the nursery during their low point and added: “I want to thank them for their continued support and faith they have shown in us.”

The nursery currently caters for about 45 youngsters a day, ranging from nine-months-old up to school age, but has capacity for more.